The Hound of the Baskervilles Original artwork for The Strand Magazine
Gouache, charcoal, and crayon on paper
From its very beginning, The Hound of the Baskervilles serves up legends, sightings, and finally the deeds of an eerie, glowing, murderous creature in the Dartmoor wilds. Paget wisely doesn’t reveal the gigantic hound itself to readers until the story’s end, and then does so in only two drawings. His work is restrained and dramatic: a slash of white sets the hound’s still-glowing muzzle apart from the dark, foreboding moor with its clinging mist and threatening terrain.
7 × 11 in