Cecil Aldin (1870-1935) - Late 19th Century Lithograph, The Bell Inn
DescriptionLithograph of a pencil drawing depicting a rooster crowing, early in the morning outside The Bell Inn in Waltham St Lawrence. The print has been signed in pencil by the artist and also has the Fine Art Trade Guild's blind stamp embossed at the bottom right corner of the plate. Signed. On wove.
The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. The print itself is in fine condition with some scuffing and foxing to the outer edges of the mount.
37.4 x 32.3cm (14.7" x 12.7")Sheet: 64.7 x 54.3cm (25.5" x 21.4") Plate: 44.5 x 36.5cm (17.5" x 14.4")
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Cecil Aldin was a painter, born at Slough and educated at both Eastbourne College and Solihull Grammar School near Birmingham. He studied art at the RCA and later privately at the Frank Calderon School of Animal Painting. He became an expert horseman and was Master of the South Devonshire Hounds during World War I. Aldin illustrated a number of books and magazines including Graphic, and Kipling's Jungle Stories for the Pall Mall Budget. Aldin also published Dogs of Character 1927, the Romance of the Road 1928, and An Artist's Models 1930.
He exhibited with the London Sketch Club and at the RBA who elected him a member in 1897. The British Sporting Art Trust held a loan exhibition of Cecil Aldin’s work at the Leicestershire Museum and Art Gallery; the Alpine Gallery, London; Sotheby’s, West Sussex; and in Paris in 1990/91. His paintings are in the collection of BMAG and the IWM.
|Artist||Cecil Aldin (1870-1935)|
|Date||Late 19th Century|
|Dimensions||37.4 x 32.3cm|
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