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Lot 16: BELL, Graham (1910-1943, British)

Description: Landscape in Provence Oil Painting (15x22in).

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Graham Bell (South African, 1910-1943) 'The Green Coat'

Lot 17: Graham Bell (South African, 1910-1943) 'The Green Coat'

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Description: 'The Green Coat' oil on canvas61 x 40.5cm (24 x 15 15/16in).

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Graham Bell (British, 1910-1943) Cows at Rodwell

Lot 27: Graham Bell (British, 1910-1943) Cows at Rodwell

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Description: Cows at Rodwelloil on canvas 44 x 54cm (17 5/16 x 21 1/4in).

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Lot 40: Graham Bell (1910-1943)

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Description: Head of an Evacueeoil on canvas10 x 8 in. (25.5 x 20 cm.)

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Lot 69: HARRY M. BENNER (1875-1946)

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Description: page 1904 Category: ARTFACT REL. 1.5F - (c)1994,1995 ARTFACT, INC./FINE ART AUCTION LISTINGS / Glenn Hammond Curtiss, Selected Aviation Exploits (1878-1930) and Related Early Aviation Views (c. 1908-14) An important album, containing 200 gelatin silver prints. 1914. Each approximately 4 x 6 in. Each secured within a slip-mount book; 2 titled, 1 dated in the negative; most titled, some dated, each with a hand-lettered descriptive legend in white ink on the overmat. Inscribed The Curtiss Aeroplane Company Photograph Index Album and numbered 1 in white ink on the title page. Oblong folio 9 5/8 x 14 in., black leather with gilt-impressed lettering. Accompanied by 2 typed letters of correspondence to the original purchaser, each signed and dated in ink by Benner. PROVENANCE Ex-collection James S. Stephens, Aeroclub of Illinois, Chicago Benner, a mechanical engineer, specialized in aviation photography. He described his work record, represented in this album, as covering the earliest aviation exploits to the most recent experiments with the flying boat. Glenn Curtiss, considered equal in importance to the aeronautical pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright and John Williams Langley, personally selected the views for this album which he considered to be a complete aviation history to date. He also ordered several copies of this album for himself from Benner. (See accompanying correspondence). LITERATURE See Fill the Heavens with Commerce, Chicago Aviation 1855-1926, David Young & Neal Callahan, Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 1981 for biographical information about Stephens' role in the Aeroclub The types of flying machines photographed include: early motor ice boats, gliders, hydroplanes, dirigibles, helicopters, monoplanes and biplanes either tested, exhibited or entered in meets in Hammondsport, Lake Keuka, Belmont Park, and Buffalo, N.Y., Reims, France, Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Waterville, ME., Fort Myers, VA., Annapolis, MD., Key West, FL., Detroit, MI., and Stafford Springs, CT. Some of the images include: Glenn Curtiss Winning the Scientific American Trophy, July 4, 1908; Curtiss Winning the Gordon Bennett Trophy, Reims, France, August 28, 1909; Claude Graham White Winning the Gordon Bennett Trophy, October 1910; Charles Oliver Jones with his airship Boomerang; Mr. Williams experimenting with his helicopter; Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge and F. W. Baldwin in the Red Wing; the first aeroplane to make a public exhibition and flight in America; J.A.D. McCurdy's flight and wreck of the White Wing; Glenn Curtiss with both the June Bug and later The Loon as well as the Silver Dart; Alexander Graham Bell and the Tetrahedral Kite; A. L. Fitzner's Monoplane; Cap't Tom Baldwins Tractor; The Wright Machine; (Flyer) Walter Brookins in the Baby Wright; Claude Graham White in his Bleriot; H. Latham flying his Antonette; George L. Guy, Harold F. McCormick, G. M. Hecksher, Jack Vilas, W. S. MacGorden and William Thaw in their Flying Boats; John Cooper flying the Army Tractor; the first U.S. Navy Boat; Lincoln Beachey and the first Aeroplane in which he looped the loop; and R. V. Morris and his Curtiss monoplane The Bullet; Glenn H. Curtiss and Henry Ford; et al. The aviation archives of the Aeroclub of Illinois are in the collection of the Chicago Historical Society. This copy may have originally belonged to Glenn Curtiss.

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Lot 89: BELL, Graham (1910-1943, British)

Description: Baylham Mill, s.i.stretcher Oil Painting (14x18in).

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Graham Bell (British, 1910-1943) Cows at Rodwell

Lot 137: Graham Bell (British, 1910-1943) Cows at Rodwell

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Description: Cows at Rodwelloil on canvas 44 x 54cm (17 5/16 x 21 1/4in).

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Lot 140: Graham Bell

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Description: 1910-1943 in the fields signed and dated 36 oil on board 53 by 67.5 cm., 21 by 26 1/2 in. One of the very few paintings by Bell that survive from the years between 1931, when he came to live in England from South Africa, and 1937: works dating from this time were nearly all destroyed by the artist himself.

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Lot 182: 4 vols.

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Description: (Flint, W. Russell, illustrator): Gilbert, W.S. Iolanthe and other Operas. London: G. Bell, 1910. 4to, orig. green cloth, gilt; moderate wear & dust soiling, edge wear. 32 color plates. * Homer. The Odyssey. London & Boston: Medici Society, 1924. #202/500 (of 530). 4to, orig. white cloth; somewhat worn & dust soiled. 20 mounted color plates, lettered tissue guards, a few plates loose. * Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales. London, (1929), 2nd ptg. of trade ed. 8vo, orig. red cloth; edge wear. 24 color plates. * Malory, Thomas. Le Mort Darthur. Boston, n.d. [ca. 1930]. 8vo, orig. red cloth, d/j. Color plates. Light wear. All ex-library, ink stamps on title-pages, other markings. Sold with all faults.

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ARR* Graham Bell. Flowers in the Studio, o/c

Lot 232: ARR* Graham Bell. Flowers in the Studio, o/c

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Description: ARR* Graham Bell. Flowers in the Studio, o/c signed and dated 2003, 18 x 13cm.

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Lot 317: Graham Bell (South African, 1910-1943)

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Description: 'The Green Coat' oil on canvas61 x 40.5cm (24 x 15 15/16in).

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Lot 1641: Graham Bell (1910 - 1943) Portrait of an Elderly

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Description: Graham Bell (1910 - 1943) Portrait of an Elderly Man oil on canvas, The Arts Council of Great Britian Euston Road Exhibition label, 61cm x 51cm, unframed Graham Bell (b. Durban, Transvaal, 21 Nov 1910; d Newark-on-Trent, Notts, 9 Aug 1943). He studied at Durban School of Art and after showing his work in 1930 earned enough money to travel to London, arriving there in 1931, in 1935 he gave up painting and became a journalist. He returned to painting, however, after the establishment in 1937 of the Euston Road School in London

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