A Study for Sherlock
In the opening scenes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet (written in Portsmouth), Holmes and Dr Watson go to view some lodgings at 221B Baker Street.
'They consisted of a couple of comfortable bedrooms and a single large airy sitting-room, cheerfully furnished and illuminated by two broad windows. So desirable in every way were the apartments, and so moderate did the terms seem when divided between us, that the bargain was concluded upon the spot, and we at once entered into possession…That done, we gradually began to settle down and to accommodate ourselves to our new surroundings.'
And settle they did. This address was to stay unchanged through all the many stories about Doyle’s extraordinary detective. And the sitting-room became Holmes’s laboratory and study, the centre of his investigations.
As part of the Sharing Sherlock project Portsmouth MIND group designed, built and painted their own personal version of this most famous of imaginary places, the study of Sherlock Holmes and his fellow detective, Dr Watson. To accompany their display, they selected a variety of objects on the same theme.
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Black and White illustration featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in Holmes' study.
Portsmouth MIND's creation of a Study in Sherlock is coming together.
A black and white image showing Sherlock Holmes' study.
Putting the finishing touches to Portsmouth MIND's creation of a Study in Sherlock
Photo of the stand for the Study for Sherlock Exhibition featuring items from the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection.
A map of Great Briatin which hung on the wall of Sherlock Holmes' study
Photograph of the Study for Sherlock created by Portsmouth MIND as part of the Sharing Sherlock Project