Must Love Dogs: Cecil Aldin

Posted on March 28, 2018

Cecil Aldin (1870-1935) was a British artist and illustrator, famous for his portrayal of dogs.

The Chapin-Horowtiz Dog Book Collection holds 56 books authored and/or illustrated by Aldin.  Titles include Aldin’s How to Draw Dogs (Chapin-Horowitz NC780 .A45), Field Babies (Chapin-Horowitz PZ10.3 .A363 Fi), and The Romance of the Road (Chapin-Horowitz DA600 .A63 1928). A number of his books are specific to the lives of fictional puppies as the subject matter, likely a favorite subject of his. 

Rough and Tumble
Rough and Tumble play with a shoe, illustration from Rough and Tumble by Cecil Aldin (Rare Book, PZ 10.3 A363 Ro Chapin)

 

Merry and Bright
Illustration from Merry and Bright by Cecil Aldin (Rare Book, PZ 10.3 A363 Me Chapin)

For this month’s “Must Love Dogs” blog post, we wanted to highlight Aldin’s illustrations from books in our collection.  Enjoy!

A Gay Dog
A Gay Dog, 1905 (Rare Book PZ 10.3 A363 Ga Chapin)
A Gay Dog
Illustration from A Gay Dog, 1905 (Rare Book PZ 10.3 A363 Ga Chapin)
The Red Puppy cover
The Red Puppy Book by Cecil Aldin (Rare Book, PZ 10.3 A363 Re Chapin)
The Twins
Illustration from The Twins by Cecil Aldin (Rare Book PZ 10.3 A363 T Chapin)

 

 

 

The White Puppy
Illustration from The White Puppy Book by Cecil Aldin (Rare Book PZ 10.3 A363 Wh Chapin)

 

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