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"Cecil: A Captivating Journey through Art, Literature, and History" Step into the enchanting world Aldin, a renowned artist whose works have captured the hearts of many

Background imageCecil Collection: A Pair of Silk Stockings by Cecil Harcourt

A Pair of Silk Stockings by Cecil Harcourt
Promotional postcard for A Pair of Silk Stockings by Cecil Harcourt. First produced at the Criterion Theatre, 23rd February 1914

Background imageCecil Collection: A House Full by Cecil Aldin

A House Full by Cecil Aldin
Illustration by Cecil Aldin showing six dogs jostling for space on a cosy armchair. Date: 20th December 1933

Background imageCecil Collection: Ticked Off by Cecil Aldin

Ticked Off by Cecil Aldin
A meek looking Dandie Dinmont dog receiving a scolding from his owner. Date: 1934

Background imageCecil Collection: Cecil Rhodes

Cecil Rhodes
CECIL RHODES Statesman, financier, imperialist. Caricatured as a colossus bestriding Africa

Background imageCecil Collection: For What We Are About to Receive by Cecil Aldin

For What We Are About to Receive by Cecil Aldin
An illustration by Cecil Aldin showing three dogs waiting to be fed. Date: 25th November 1929

Background imageCecil Collection: In the Days of Dickens by Cecil Aldin

In the Days of Dickens by Cecil Aldin
A coach and horses laden with jovial travellers looking very much like the Pickwick Club drive into a village to stop by a handsome looking coaching inn

Background imageCecil Collection: Can t We Come Too? by Cecil Aldin

Can t We Come Too? by Cecil Aldin
Can t We Come Too? Woggles Series LVI. A spaniel and a Sealyham terrier cast pleading looks at their owner as a pile of luggage indicates to them they are being abandoned for a time. Date: 1932

Background imageCecil Collection: Two Scamps / Cecil Aldin

Two Scamps / Cecil Aldin
Two sweet looking pet dogs one a Scottish terrier, another a wire-haried fox terrier, pose for the artist

Background imageCecil Collection: The Two Friends / Aldin

The Two Friends / Aldin
Illustration entitled Two Friends by Cecil Aldin depicting two small dogs, one a West Highland Terrier, together on a chair

Background imageCecil Collection: Hills. Christmas Is Coming. Cecil Aldin. 1898. jpg

Hills. Christmas Is Coming. Cecil Aldin. 1898. jpg
Illustration by Cecil Aldin depicting a kindly Father Christmas reciting the traditional song, " Christmas is Coming, the Goose is getting Fat" to a gaggle of obviously dim geese

Background imageCecil Collection: Illustrations of a Sealyham terrier puppy by Cecil Aldin

Illustrations of a Sealyham terrier puppy by Cecil Aldin
Illustrations of a Sealyham terrier called Bunch, by Cecil Aldin. Seen here running away from his owners (left) and winding his lead round his masters legs (right). Date: 1932

Background imageCecil Collection: CECIL JOHN RHODES (1853-1902). English administrator and financier in South Africa

CECIL JOHN RHODES (1853-1902). English administrator and financier in South Africa. Photographed c1895

Background imageCecil Collection: Sleeping Partners and Dissolved Partnership, Cecil Aldin

Sleeping Partners and Dissolved Partnership, Cecil Aldin
Lovely illustration by Cecil Aldin observing two of his dogs, possibly Mickey (the Irish Wolfhound) and Cracker (the English bull terrier), attempting to share a sofa. Date: 1929

Background imageCecil Collection: Cecil Avenue, Ndola, Northern Rhodesia, South Central Africa

Cecil Avenue, Ndola, Northern Rhodesia, South Central Africa
Aerial view of Cecil Avenue, Ndola, Northern Rhodesia (now part of Zambia), South Central Africa. Date: 1940s

Background imageCecil Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, dog walking

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, dog walking -- a dog on a lead is more likely to want to fight others if you drag him away from every dog you meet. Date: 1927

Background imageCecil Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, handler at Peterborough Show

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, handler at Peterborough Show
Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Tom Newman, the Duke of Beauforts huntsman, taking part as a handler at the Peterborough Foxhound Show

Background imageCecil Collection: Cecil Beaton, Rex Whistler & Stephen Tennant at Cap Ferrat

Cecil Beaton, Rex Whistler & Stephen Tennant at Cap Ferrat
A group of Bright Young People sketching at Cap Ferrat - from left, Cecil Beaton, the Hon. Stephen Tennant, Rex Whistler and Elizabeth Lowndes. Date: 1927

Background imageCecil Collection: The Derby 1923 by Cecil Aldin

The Derby 1923 by Cecil Aldin
Leaving the post at the start of the Derby of 1923, a race famously won by Papyrus, owned by Mr B. Irish and ridden by Steve Donoghue

Background imageCecil Collection: City of London 1945

City of London 1945
A panorama of London by Cecil Brown, architect and painter, commenced in 1942, completed in 1945, showing the results of the wartime bombing of the area and dedicated to the citizens of London

Background imageCecil Collection: Vivien Leigh on front cover of The Tatler

Vivien Leigh on front cover of The Tatler
Vivien Leigh pictured on the front cover of The Tatler wearing a magnificent ball gown of black satin, velvet and taffeta designed by Cecil Beaton for her film role of Anna Karenina

Background imageCecil Collection: This Weeks Woggles! XV. - Affection by Cecil Aldin

This Weeks Woggles! XV. - Affection by Cecil Aldin
Number XV in a series of illustration by artist Cecil Aldin starring his pet Sealyham Terrier, Woggles. Here, Woggles enjoys a little snack slipped to him by his female owner who sits in an armchair

Background imageCecil Collection: The Master foxhound by Cecil Aldin

The Master foxhound by Cecil Aldin
Fox hunting scene, with hounds. Date: 1898

Background imageCecil Collection: Advertisement for Old Bushmills Whiskey - Fox Hunt

Advertisement for Old Bushmills Whiskey - Fox Hunt circa 1920

Background imageCecil Collection: Grief

Grief
A woman holds her head in her arms in this camera study by Hugh Cecil depicting grief

Background imageCecil Collection: Mickie, the Irish Wolfhound, in a chair

Mickie, the Irish Wolfhound, in a chair
Study of Mickie, Cecil Aldins Irish Wolfhound, with his head resting on the arm of a chair. Date: 1932

Background imageCecil Collection: A Madame Yevonde portrait of Baba Beaton

A Madame Yevonde portrait of Baba Beaton
Miss Baba Beaton is the younger of the two beautiful and attractive Beaton girls. They are among the most popular of the blonde ex-debs, and no party is complete without them

Background imageCecil Collection: Cecil Rhodes / Davie / Hero

Cecil Rhodes / Davie / Hero
CECIL RHODES Statesman, entrepreneur and imperialist in South Africa, making peace with the Matabele, 1896

Background imageCecil Collection: The Prime Minister: Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne Cecil, 3rd Marquis of Salisbury

The Prime Minister: Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne Cecil, 3rd Marquis of Salisbury (1830-1903) British Conservative statesman. Prime Minister 1885, 1886, 1895-1902, in 1900

Background imageCecil Collection: The Right Hon. Cecil J. Rhodes

The Right Hon. Cecil J. Rhodes
Rhodes was a diamond and gold mining entrepreneur and worked for the De Beers Mining Company. He was born on the 5th July 1853 and died March 26th 1902

Background imageCecil Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Jack and Jill

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Jack and Jill. Within four miles of London, the friends see the sun rising over St Pauls Cathedral. Date: 1914

Background imageCecil Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Tatters chasing the car

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Tatters chasing the car
Illustration by Cecil Aldin -- Tatters, a wire-haired fox terrier, not wishing to be left behind, chasing his masters car on hearing the horn sounding. Date: 1927

Background imageCecil Collection: Sketches of an Irish Wolfhound by Cecil Aldin

Sketches of an Irish Wolfhound by Cecil Aldin
Two sketches of an Irish Wolfhound by Cecil Aldin -- probably his own dog Mickie. Date: 1939

Background imageCecil Collection: Victorian mother and three children (Polhill-Turner family)

Victorian mother and three children (Polhill-Turner family)
A Victorian mother and three children. They are Mrs Polhill-Turner (nee Emily Frances Barron, d 1913)), wife of Frederick Charles Polhill-Turner (1826-1881), with Alice (Alice Kate Frances)

Background imageCecil Collection: Baptism / Victoria Cecil

Baptism / Victoria Cecil
The christening of Victoria Cecil, daughter of Baron Carbery, at Burghley Chapel in the presence of Albert, her godfather, and Queen Victoria

Background imageCecil Collection: Illustration, Clicko the pink cockatoo

Illustration, Clicko the pink cockatoo, sitting on his perch. Date: 1912

Background imageCecil Collection: Scream Line by Cecil Rigby

Scream Line by Cecil Rigby
The Driver: One gets a thrill out of speeding like this. Don t you feel glad to be alive? Her Friend: Glad is not the word. I m amazed

Background imageCecil Collection: Silver Soap Suds by Cecil Beaton in The Sketch, 1930

Silver Soap Suds by Cecil Beaton in The Sketch, 1930
Miss Baba Beaton, (the photographers sister), the Hon. Mrs Charles Baillie-Hamilton (formerly Miss Wanda Holden) and Lady Bridget Poulett shown as decorative soap suds in a photograph by Cecil

Background imageCecil Collection: The Bright Young People at a party

The Bright Young People at a party
A group of Bright Young Things at Captain Macheacans fancy dress party where guests were instructed to come as a living celebrity

Background imageCecil Collection: Main Street, Bulawayo, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)

Main Street, Bulawayo, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
Main Street, Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), with the Cecil Rhodes Memorial in the distance on the left. Date: circa 1920

Background imageCecil Collection: Hotel Cecil at Kifissia, Athens Suburb, Greece

Hotel Cecil at Kifissia, Athens Suburb, Greece Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCecil Collection: Ac Pigou / Granta

Ac Pigou / Granta
ARTHUR CECIL PIGOU British economist

Background imageCecil Collection: Lord Salisbury, British Prime Minister

Lord Salisbury, British Prime Minister
Lord Salisbury (Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, 1830-1903), British Prime Minister. 1889

Background imageCecil Collection: London Life cover - On the Level - 1960s fashions

London Life cover - On the Level - 1960s fashions
Front cover of London Life magazine showing three cast members from a new musical, On The Level (about a GCE scandal) which opened in London on 19 April 1966

Background imageCecil Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Forty Fine Ladies

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Forty Fine Ladies, with text by Patrick R Chalmers. The Huntsmans Story -- huntsmen, horses and hounds on a country road and crossing a field. Date: 1933

Background imageCecil Collection: Cover design by Cecil Aldin, Jack and Jill

Cover design by Cecil Aldin, Jack and Jill, showing a dog and a cat who are clearly the best of friends. Date: 1914

Background imageCecil Collection: Reindeer / Cecil Aldin

Reindeer / Cecil Aldin
A reindeer

Background imageCecil Collection: 13139861

13139861
The designer and photographic artist Cecil Beaton (standing - r) showing costume designs to Lady Domville (seated, left) and Mrs Sacheverell Sitwell (seated)

Background imageCecil Collection: Letter from William Cecil to Sir Christopher Hatton, 12th September 1586

Letter from William Cecil to Sir Christopher Hatton, 12th September 1586. Artist: Sir William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley
Letter from William Cecil to Sir Christopher Hatton, Vice Chamberlain, 12th September 1586. Letter from Sir William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley



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"Cecil: A Captivating Journey through Art, Literature, and History" Step into the enchanting world Aldin, a renowned artist whose works have captured the hearts of many. From his delightful illustrations in "A House Full" to the mischievous charm depicted in "Ticked Off, " Aldin's artistry knows no bounds. But Cecil is not just about Aldin; it also brings to mind influential figures like Cecil Rhodes, whose legacy shaped history. And let us not forget the captivating tales woven by Charles Dickens himself, beautifully brought to life by none other than Cecil Aldin. In the midst of post-war London in 1945, amidst rubble and resilience, we catch a glimpse of hope with "City of London 1945. " It serves as a reminder that even in times of adversity, beauty can still be found. And then there are those heartwarming moments shared between man and his best friend. In an illustration by Cecil Aldin capturing a dog walking scene or witnessing the bond between two scamps - these images evoke feelings of joy and companionship. Cecil Beaton, Rex Whistler & Stephen Tennant at Cap Ferrat transport us to glamorous days gone by. Their presence reminds us that creativity flourishes when great minds come together. As Christmas approaches on Hills adorned with snowflakes in "Christmas Is Coming, " we are reminded once again of Aldin's ability to capture both nostalgia and anticipation for this festive season. "The Two Friends" portrayed by Aldin showcases loyalty and friendship that transcends time. These timeless themes continue to resonate with audiences today. So join us on this captivating journey through artistry, literature, and history as we explore all things Cecil – where imagination meets reality under the skillful hand of artists like Cecil Aldin.