BULL TERRIER Irish Wolfhound Signed mounted 1920 circa Cecil Aldin dog plate print APPROBATION Collectors item Christmas Thanksgiving
Cecil Aldin 1920s original bookplate/print from the spectacular book
- 'Sleeping partners' published in 1920s. This is a genuine item, not a copy or reprint, guaranteed 90+ years old - very good condition no foxing or staining.
Cracker Bull terrier and Micky Irish Wolfhound -APPROBATION - one of 20 to collect showing the antics Micky and his mate Cracker get up to- other prints listed separately.
Micky and Cracker were always the best of friends and both were Aldin's favourite models and he loved them dearly. When his own health began to decline, Aldin and his wife Rita moved to Majorca, taking Cracker and Micky with them. There, he continued to produce books and features about them for The Illustrated London News, the New York Times and The Sketch. The two dogs were so popular they even received their own fan mail.
Unfortunately, Micky never really acclimatized to his new surroundings. He died from heart failure just a year after the move to Majorca.
In January 1935 while Aldin was away on a visit to London, Cracker – back home in Majorca – started to howl in a most extraordinary and unprecedented fashion. It was several hours later that the news reached Rita Aldin that her husband had died from a heart attack in the London Clinic. She could not ascribe the terrier’s behaviour to anything other than a reaction to the severing of a psychic link between the man and the dog.
Unique Rare gift for any dog lover - Christmas, Birthday, Thanksgiving, Congratulations gift
Cecil Aldin's affection for dogs, shines out of every one of his illustrations and his understanding of all things canine allowed him to create works of art that were at the time said 'to capture the very soul of the dog'.
Each drawing in the book is drawn on a light tan background with a dark brown edge. This is matted (mounted) and ready for you to frame and give as a wonderful present.
Mount is cream in colour and size with mount is 10" x 8"
All prints are enclosed in a clear cover and posted in hardback envelopes which state 'Please do not bend' in large red writing on the front, for their protection.
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