Thursday, 5 January 2012

Print Du Jour

Todays print is a scarce example of a work by the British artist and illustrator Cecil Aldin.

“ ‘Op It!”
Cecil Aldin
Published by Richard Wyman & Co. Ltd. 16, Bedford Street, Strand, London, W.C. [c.1910]
Image 249 x 380 mm

Cecil Charles Windsor Aldin (1870 – 1935) was a British artist and illustrator best known for his paintings of animals and rural life. Born in Slough, he was educated at Eastbourne College and Solihull Grammar School. He studied anatomy at South Kensington, and animal painting under W. Frank Calderon. He lived at The Abbots, Sulhamstead Abbots from 1913 to 1914 and was church warden of St Mary's, the local church. His first drawings were published in The Graphic in 1891.

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