Gerrard Roots of the Church Farmhouse Museum in London writes to announce a new exhibiton, The Case of the Influential Illustrator: Sidney Paget's Sherlock Holmes, which will run from 1 December 2007 to 5 May 2008 (closed 24,25, 26 December & 1 January):

Sidney Paget was the most important British illustrator of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. It is to Paget's drawings that we owe the now-iconic image of Holmes: the hawk-like features, the deerstalker cap and Inverness cape. Paget lived for a time in Finchley, and he is buried there in Marylebone Cemetery. Our exhibition, which marks the centenary of Paget's death in January 1908, includes many of his drawings for the Holmes stories, background material on Holmes and Watson, and clues- guess the Holmes story they refer to.

Church Farmhouse Museum
Greyhound Hill
London NW4 4JR

Hours of Opening:
Monday-Thursday 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm
Saturday 10am- 1pm; 2pm-5.30pm
Sunday 2pm-5.30pm

ADMISSION FREE

Contact: Gerrard Roots, at the Museum
Tel. 0208 359 3942.
email: gerrard.roots@barnet.gov.uk


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Last modified 28 December 2007