Cecil Aldin, R.B.A.

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Cecil Charles Windsor Aldin, R.B.A. (28 April 1870 – 6 January 1935) was a British artist and illustrator best known for his paintings of animals, hunt scenes 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 William 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 Graphic in 1891. His illustrations include the original 1893 magazine publications of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, the 1910 edition of Charles Dickens' The Pickwick Papers and The Bunch Book (1932, about Bunch, a Sealyham Terrier) by James Douglas. He also published a short series of fully illustrated books in 1923, Old Manor Houses and Old Inns.

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