Publicity poster for Sherlock Holmes
Printed by Herold and Cie in Paris
For A. E. Arthur Mitrecourt, Fleet Street, London
Sherlock Holmes often smoked a pipe while marshaling his facts and pondering their significance. This illustration captures just such a contemplative moment in the play, written by actor William Gillette from a draft by Conan Doyle. Gillette played the title role from 1899 to 1932.
Signed by artist Albert George Morrow 21×291⁄4in