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by Francis Dodddrypoint, 191412 7/8 in. x 8 3/4 in. (327 mm x 222 mm) plate size; 16 in. x 11 1/8 in. (405 mm x 283 mm) paper sizeacquired unknown source, 1965NPG D7193
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29 March 2016, 13:11
I now realise (from a cousin) that I have the original Dodd drawing and you have a drypoint etching (which is why Aitken faces the other way!). Please let me know if you would like me to bring my drawing in for digitisation.
28 March 2016, 15:07
I have a very similar portrait of Charles Aitken (just facing the other way) signed by Francis Dodd, also 1914. Aitken was my father's godfather and my grandfather Cyril Meade-King was his lifelong friend. I inherited the drawing on my father's death in 2008. I would be interested to know whether Dodd produced two very similar drawings or whether these are, in fact, one and the same.
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