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Arthur Conan Doyle

(1859-1930), Novelist

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle

Sitter in 6 portraits
The creator of Sherlock Holmes, one of literature's best-known detectives. Doyle began his career as an eye doctor. His first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, was published in 1887. The stories were so successful that Doyle gave up his medical practice in 1891 to write. By 1893, Doyle had so tired of his famous detective that he killed him off in the Final Problem. However, popular demand was so strong that Holmes was brought back from the dead a decade later. Doyle dedicated himself to spiritualistic studies after his son Kingsley died from wounds incurred in World War I. His other publications include plays, verse, memoirs, short stories and several historical and supernatural novels.

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Arthur Conan Doyle, by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé - NPG P1390

Arthur Conan Doyle

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
gelatin silver print, 1912
NPG P1390

Arthur Conan Doyle, by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge - NPG 3668

Arthur Conan Doyle

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pencil, ink and wash, published in Punch 12 May 1926
NPG 3668

Arthur Conan Doyle, by Henry L. Gates - NPG 4115

Arthur Conan Doyle

by Henry L. Gates
oil on canvas, 1927
NPG 4115

Arthur Conan Doyle, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Eglington & Co - NPG Ax27656

Arthur Conan Doyle

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1893
NPG Ax27656

Arthur Conan Doyle, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39223

Arthur Conan Doyle

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39223

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