British artist and illustrator (1860-1908), born in London and middle brother of three artists. He is known mostly for his illustrations of the stories about Sherlock Holmes that ran in The Strand. The commision to do the illustrations was originally intended for his younger brother Walter, who had done 'Treasure Island' and 'Robinson Crusoe', but due to a mix-up Sidney ended up with it and in return used his brother as a model for Holmes.

Starting 1891, he did 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes', 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' and 'The Return of Sherlock Holmes', all in all 357 sketches. He is considered the most influential illustrator of the Canon, although Doyle himself whas not entirely happy with Paget, who he felt took to many artistic liberties with the characters (for example, Holmes' most distinguishing feature, the deerstalker was purely the invention of Paget and was never mentioned in the text).

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