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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Specialist Victoria Tudor explains how these paintings reflect a unique period of cultural exchange between East and West
The artist entertains us in his vast Hudson Valley studio, reflecting on works in progress as well as others from his own collection being offered at Christie’s