Cecil Aldin & Other Dogs

 

Cecil Charles Windsor AldinCecil Charles Windsor Aldin, (28 April 1870 – 6 January 1935), was a British artist and illustrator best known for his paintings and sketches of animals, sports, and rural life. Aldin executed village scenes and rural buildings in chalk, pencil and also wash sketching. He was an enthusiastic sportsman and a Master of a Fox & Hounds and many of his pictures illustrated hunting.  He was also particularly associated with a life long love of dogs.


In 1930 Aldin retired to live in the Balearic Islands hoping the warmer climate would ease his arthritis. He lived in Palma and elsewhere on Mallorca while continuing to paint and etch, producing some of his best work.  These included illustrations for The Bunch Book (1932), about Bunch, a Sealyham Terrier by James Douglas. Travelling back to England for a visit in January 1935 he suffered a heart attack whilst still at sea. When his ship docked, Aldin was rushed to the London Clinc but could not be saved.


At the same time Aldin was illustrating these books a range of characters (Fox Terrier, Sealyham etc) and domestic wares featuring them were produced by Royal Doulton.  These are now highly sought after by collectors.


Please click on an image below to see a close up of the item with a full description. In most cases there is also a slideshow showing different views:


Dachshund.
Dachshund.

Bulldog with Flag (Medium) D5193, Designer: C Noke, Issued: 1941-1961.
Bulldog with Flag (Medium) D5193, Designer:  C Noke, Issued: 1941-1961.
Dogs 3.
Dogs 3.

Welsh Corgi (Small) HN2559, Issued: 1941-1985.
Welsh Corgi (Small) HN2559,
Issued: 1941-1985.
Dogs 1.
Dogs 1.

Dogs 2.
Dogs 2.

Yawning Dog HN1099, Issued: 1934-1985.
Yawning Dog HN1099, Issued: 1934-1985.

Dogs 4.
Dogs 4.