The main goal of this collection is to present as many
illustrations of the Canon as possible. On most websites one can find some graphics from
the Strand Magazine or from various editions of the Canon in more or less good
quality, but as far is known this is the only site where all 357 of Paget's illustrations
are accessible on the internet.
Dr. Watson gave us colourful descriptions of life in 221b
Baker Streetand many artists have given us illustrations of characters and scenes
from the stories. Do you know what the interior of Baker Street might have looked like?
How were the various clients of Holmes dressed? What did Moriarty look like that day he
came to Baker Street? Here one can see the various artwork used when the Canon was first
publishedincluding not only the most well-known drawings of Sidney Paget, but
lesser-known artists who illustrated various international editions. Click on a name below
to view that artist's work.
In this collection:
Frederic Dorr Steele
W. H. Hyde
Frederic H. Townsend
H. M. Brock
Howard K. Elcock