Description: We offer a Cecil Aldin lithograph, “The Bull Inn at Dartford”, the composition is 14” x 23 ¾” on a 16 ¾” x 24 ¾” board which appears to be original. At lower left corner there is a printed signature in the composition with a pencil signature underneath . Impressed with “proof number 43, Lawrence and Bullen Ltd.” at the lower right corner. Published by Lawrence and Bullen in 1903. One of many “portraits” of inns that Aldin made over the course of his career. The image pulses with Aldin’s refined narrative approach to illustration: villagers flock around a carriage as the visitors unload their trunks, in the background a horse trots away from his post. Contained, gentlemanly chaos. Item #PR00209.
Cecil Charles Windsor Aldin, (1870 – 1935), was a British artist and illustrator best known for his paintings and sketches of animals, sports, and rural life. He was an enthusiastic sportsman and a Master of Fox Hounds, and many of his pictures illustrated hunting. Aldin's early influences included Randolph Caldecott and John Leech.
Condition: Some soil and toning, mostly visible in blank margin. Generally good condition.