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While I was in Paris last week I bought an original painting by Cecil Aldin at Antique dealers booth.  I paid 40 Euro for this signed piece of art.  I was told by the dealer that Cecil Aldin was famous, but I really wasn't sure that I believed him until I Googled his name just a few minutes ago.  I have the custest picture of a dog hiding half of his body under the bed. Maybe he was looking for something under there. I bought it because it made me smile.  Do you know what the value of this is for this artwork or was 40 Euro tops!  Thanks!


Dear Joy,

Cecil Aldin painted the most charming images of dogs and it sounds like yours is one of these. Though his primary medium was watercolor on paper; he did paint some mixed media with oil. Depending on the size and image; (dogs are extremely popular with collectors); Aldin original paintings sell for anywhere from $500 to $5000 and more. Either way 40 Euros was an excellent value for this artist whose work continues to rise in value to collectors.

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