London, South Kensington
3 July 1998
Cecil Aldin (1879-1935)
"I wonder if he uses Erasmic Shaving Stick"
signed 'Cecil Aldin', inscribed as title and further inscribed with preparatory notes 'Drawing would be on a tinted paper to bring out the highlights in eyes giving expression'
coloured pencil, unframed
10½ x 8¾in. (26.7 x 22.2cm.)
and another unframed drawing of a poodle and a pekinese from the same series by the same artist (2)
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