“The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk”
Original artwork, Used in the Strand and UK and US book editions
The first illustration from “The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk” offers one of the rare glimpses of Watson’s rooms when he was married, living and working apart from Holmes. Showing them catching up with each other, Paget has created a little stiffness between the pair, an air of discomfort. Holmes is seemingly not at ease in Watson’s rocker, with his top hat poised on his knee.
Gouache, charcoal, and crayon on paper, 10 × 7 in