“God in Heaven! So they were dead, then, both of them - the great criminal and the immortal crime savant - deep down in the boiling depths, among the jagged rocks of Reichenbach. And Dr. Conan Doyle was free to turn his agile mind to worthier matters.
“He was amazed, he tells us, at the concern expressed by the public. ‘You brute!’ began one vigorous, tearful letter of remonstrance from a woman; and from all sides were heard the sounds of lamentation. It was as if a god had been destroyed by treachery. So children mourn, perhaps, when Santa Claus is murdered by their elders.”
~~ Vincent Starrett, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Posts tagged Sidney Paget.
In fairness, chairs are difficult.
Side-by-side comparisons between the Granada Television adaptations of The Speckled Band, The Twisted Lip and The Red-Headed League and illustrations from The Strand by Sidney Paget, 1891
Perfect show was perfect.
sherlock holmes by sidney paget
Sidney Paget Wearing his Deerstalker Cap
D’aw. Sidney. Ear hats are so your fault.
The Art of Sherlock Holmes - Sidney Paget
Okay, by just looking at the artwork I deduce that all Holmes and Watson are doing 24/7 is basically sitting around in chairs while judging everything (unless they get up to judge more ppl).
I mean, seriously:
even each other
Jeremy Brett’s Sherlock and Sidney Paget’s illustration.
This show is just so bloody perfect.