Alfred Kingsley Lawrence: Portrait of a Naval Officer - on British Abstract Art

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Alfred Kingsley Lawrence:
Portrait of a Naval Officer

Unmounted (ref: 9576)
Pastel on blue/grey paper, laid on board
22 x 17 in. (56 x 43 cm)

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As the cap badge has yet to be painted it's hard to know whether this Naval Officeris  from the Royal or the merchant navy. The plain jacket and tie suggests the latter - possibly the uniform of the Fleet Air Arm, or the Royal Fleet Auxilliaries. 

During WW2 Lawrence made a number of portraits of RAF and Naval personnel, often rapidly sketched on the spot:


Squadron leader O'Neill
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Royal Air Force Museum

We are grateful to Ian Jack for assistance.


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