Cecil Charles Windsor Aldin was born in 1870. He was an illustrator of animals, especially dogs and horses. He illustrated works by Charles Darwin and Rudyard Kipling, Personal interests shown in his illustrations were fox-hunting, horse-racing, golfing and the countryside. Due to failing health, he moved to Majorca with his dogs Mickey and Cracker. His obituary in The Times stated that he ‘.can justly be described as one of the leading spirits in the renaissance of British sporting art’"