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Adventures with Sherlock Holmes — Images of Sherlock Holmes/Sherlockiana


Illustration for “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box,” 1893
Sidney Paget (1860-1908)
Pen & ink and wash drawing

This drawing of Holmes and Watson was used in The Strand Magazine for January 1893. The caption reads “I fell into a brown study.”

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Sherlock Holmes is one of the world’s most recognizable fictional characters. The combination of pipe, deerstalker cap, Inverness cape and magnifying glass alone are enough to suggest the Great Detective. To this most representations also add a hawk-like profile and lean, ascetic build. Illustrators, advertisers, artisans and others have enjoyed playing with the many possible variations on this theme, while still maintaining the essentials.

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Photo of teapot shaped like Sherlock Holmes with deerstalker cap shaped lid

Holmes teapot
Hall China Co.

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