Original Illustration for The Red Triangle by Arthur MorrisonWash drawing on illustration board; approximately 12” tall x 9 1/2” wide; presented by the illustrator, “To Dr. McClure [headmaster of Mill Hill School]/ The New Year/ 1904.” Signed with initials in the right hand corner. This piece was in [Harmsworth’s] London magaine for January, 1903, illustrating “The Case of the Lever Key.” In the magazine, this is captioned, “ ‘Why Man Alive!’ he cried, ‘where did you get this?’ “ eA little foxing, but overall in excellent condition. The book edition of these stories was not illustrated. Paget is certainly the best-known of Holmes’s illustrators, and his conception of Holmes is the indelible one we hold today. While he enjoyed a successful career, his original illustrations are very scarce, and those that depict Holmes are extraordinarily, but deservedly, expensive. This illustration is every bit of the same quality as those; dramatic and atmospheric; a particularly fine example of Victorian and Edwardian popular art.
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