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Lot 38
BELLOC, HILAIRE (1870-1953) PORTRAIT BY ALVIN LANGDON COBURN; AND TWO OTHERS
Sold for £375 (US$ 605) inc. premium

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BELLOC, HILAIRE (1870-1953)
(i) PORTRAIT BY ALVIN LANGDON COBURN (1882-1966), photogravure, head and shoulders, profile facing right, looking down, framed and glazed, size of image 7 ½ x 6 inches (20 x15 cm), overall size 13 x 11 inches (35 x 27 cm), [taken for 'More Men of Mark', Chilswell, 11 April 1913]

This image is from the book form of Men of Mark, 1913, with the image separately tipped onto the mounting sheet, not from the proof set with handwritten inscriptions by Coburn.

(ii) PORTRAIT BY PAUL LAIB AFTER JAMES GUNN (1893-1964), vintage photograph of an oil portrait by Gunn, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ON THE MOUNT BY BELLOC (''H. Belloc To Dorothy Llewellyn Lewis' and dated June 1939, framed and glazed, size of image 16 x 10 inches (40 x 24 cm), overall size 22 x 15 inches (56 x 38 cm), dated June 1939

Belloc was, with Chesterton and Baring, depicted by James Gunn in his group portrait Conversation Piece. The present portrait was used for the cover of Belloc's book The Cruise of the Nona.

(iii) PORTRAIT BY AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER, vintage photograph, silver print, in profile facing right, wearing a cap and spectacles and looking at a map, presumably on his favourite yacht the Nona, SIGNED AND DATED BY BELLOC ('H. Belloc'), framed and glazed, size of image 8 x 6 inches (20 x 15 cm), overall size 15 x 13 inches (39 x 32 cm), dated July 1933
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