Joyner Canadian Art Online Auction

March 25, 2010

LOT 14
FREDERIC MARLETT BELL-SMITH, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • FREDERIC MARLETT BELL-SMITH, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • FREDERIC MARLETT BELL-SMITH, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • FREDERIC MARLETT BELL-SMITH, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • FREDERIC MARLETT BELL-SMITH, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • FREDERIC MARLETT BELL-SMITH, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • FREDERIC MARLETT BELL-SMITH, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • FREDERIC MARLETT BELL-SMITH, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • FREDERIC MARLETT BELL-SMITH, O.S.A., R.C.A.

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FREDERIC MARLETT BELL-SMITH, O.S.A., R.C.A.

URIAH HEEP; TONY WELLER; QUILP; AND SAMPSON BRASS

each gouache on coloured paper
each signed

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $1,380
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Bell-Smith had a great interest in the writings of Charles Dickens (1812-1870) and he was very active in the Dickens’ Fellowship, Toronto Chapter. Similar works illustrating characters from Dickens’ tales were exhibited at Art Association of Montreal Spring Exhibitions in 1917 and 1918.

Literature:

Roger Boulet, Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith (1846-1923), Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, 1977, page 32, fig.21 for a photograph of the artist in a Dickens role.