Saturday, 18 October 2014

Sidney Paget

Yesterday the Museum of London opened Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die, an evocation of Victorian London as the backdrop to the great fictional detective (CLICK). Originally published in the Strand Magazine, which reached a weekly audience of half a million people, Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories benefited enormously from more than 300 illustrations by Sidney Paget. Shown is Paget's "Holmes gave me a sketch of the events." It was Paget who created Holmes' angular features and it was Paget who introduced the deerstalker hat (CLICK). Admission to the exhibition costs £10.90 for adults or £9 for silver surfers.


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