Illustrations for other detective stories

The fact that Paget illustrated a number of other detective stories after having begun with Holmes may be a coincidence. Detective stories were very popular and he was a prolific illustrator. However, it seems likely that at least part of the reason he was chosen for these projects was so that the lesser known detectives could take advantage of a little of Holmes’ reflected glory.

Sidney Paget
Illustration from Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison.
London: Ward, Lock, 1894

Sidney Paget
Illustration from “Within an Ace” by Maud Colborn.
In the Strand, May 1900

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Source: Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, Periodicals and Newspaper Centre, Toronto Public Library.