Charles Aitken, by Francis Dodd, 1914 - NPG D7193 - © estate of Francis Dodd

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Charles Aitken

by Francis Dodd
drypoint, 1914
12 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 size
acquired unknown source, 1965
NPG D7193

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Maggy Meade-King

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.

Maggy Meade-King

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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