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    • #506
      CionaudhaCionaudha
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      I have a book called Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, edited by Alan K. Russell, which is a great one to add to your shelf. It’s a collection of non-Holmesian mysteries from late-Victorian periodicals like our beloved Strand. Several feature illustrations by Sidney Paget. It’s fun to see his work outside the Canon. He even illustrated some other stories by ACD.

      Here are some examples. Do you have others?

       photo SP Sir Justin met her in the Row_zpsitgvvtdm.jpg
      Sir Justin Met Her in the Row
      From “The Great Ruby Robbery”, by Grant Allen, Strand Magazine

       photo SP Something had happened_zpstb3t5lof.jpg
      Something Had Happened
      From “Martin Hewitt, Investigator: the Case of Mr. Foggatt”, by Arthur Morrison, Strand Magazine

       photo SP Turkey Mill ruled foolscap_zpscn0xnkcj.jpg
      Turkey Mill, Ruled Foolscap
      From “Martin Hewitt, Investigator: the Case of Mr. Foggatt”, by Arthur Morrison, Strand Magazine

       photo SP Mirsky was staring straight at me_zps2almctwi.jpg
      Mirsky was Staring Straight at Me
      From “Martin Hewitt, Investigator: the Case of the Dixon Torpedo”, by Arthur Morrison, Strand Magazine

       photo SP It is of great age_zpsdbp2sfbq.jpg
      It is of Great Age and of Immense Value, said Professor Andreas
      From “Round the Fire: the Story of the Jew’s Breast-plate”, by Arthur Conan Doyle, Strand Magazine

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    • #514
      Le Chat NoirLe Chat Noir
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      These are so lovely! I would imagine Paget is best known for his Holmes work, but did he have a career outside of creating illustrations to accompany stories?

      (I don’t have anything pretty to share. I’m a failure, I know.)

    • #515
      CionaudhaCionaudha
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      According to A Trifling Monograph, “between 1879 and 1905, Paget contributed to the Royal Academy exhibitions eighteen miscellaneous paintings, of which nine were portraits.”

      Here are some landscapes!

      Also please enjoy SP in a deerstalker.

      • #518
        Le Chat NoirLe Chat Noir
        Moderator

        Oh, his landscapes are beautiful! I’ve never seen any of these — how brilliant.

        No, seriously, did you Photoshop a deerstalker on that poor man’s head, or did he wear it willingly? Would someone willingly wear that hat? I’m so suspicious.

    • #519
      CionaudhaCionaudha
      Participant

      I swear it’s a real Paget head with a real deerstalker on it!

      • #520
        Le Chat NoirLe Chat Noir
        Moderator

        Unbelievable! I was sure that was a keen Photoshopping moment. I wonder why one might don a deerstalker to go on a leisurely … paddle? … about a pond. Maybe if I was a brilliant artist, I would understand this impulse implicitly.

        • #534
          ScarletSherlockScarletSherlock
          Moderator

          Wasn’t his brother originally supposed to be the artist & then Sidney modeled Holmes after him?

          • #535
            CionaudhaCionaudha
            Participant

            Walter was supposed to get the commission, yes, but SP claimed he was not the model for Holmes. But if you ask me, Walter and Holmes look a lot alike…


            Walter Paget

            • #539
              ScarletSherlockScarletSherlock
              Moderator

              Yeah, I think Sidney told a fib…

              • #558
                Le Chat NoirLe Chat Noir
                Moderator

                +1. Sid’s a straight up liar. 😉

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