Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sherlock in Miniature and Model

I share the enormous fascination with Conan Doyle's fictional character, Sherlock Holmes.  While Doyle wrote only four novels and fifty-six short stories featuring the detective, the character occupies a large space in popular culture.  It is not surprising that this interest has carried over to world of models and miniatures.

Links of Interest:

Sherlock Holmes in Miniature

Sherlock in Toy Soldiers


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A scene from The Speckled Band, where Holmes strikes and kills a poisonous snake with his crop.


Dollhouse scale model of the sitting room at 221b Baker Street, by Nancy Garces-Saroli 


Another view.  She based her model on the life-size model at the Sherlock Holmes Museum in Lucens, Switzerland.


The Bascombe Valley Mystery, by Little Lead Soldiers



221B Baker Street by Phoenix Models




London Street Scene with Hansom Cab





Full size replica of the Study



The dioramas below are life size and show scenes from various SH stories,  I believe they can be seen at the Sherlock Holmes Museum in London.  


The Beryl Coronet



Charles Agustas Milverton


The Disappearance of Lady Carfax



The Man with the Twisted Lip


Professor Moriarty (Holmes' arch enemy who appeared in several stories)



The Musgrave Ritual


The Red Headed League




More scale models:


The Hound of the Baskervilles
Source: unknown



The Hound of the Baskervilles
Source: web


The Final Problem


2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the number of canonical scenes and on the details of each!

    Your Sherlockian Friend,
    Ronald Kritter // Milwaukee, WI

    rkritter@gmail.com

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  2. Minor correction: Holmes did not kill the serpent in "The Speckled Band". In the depicted scene, Holmes fends off the snake and forces it back to its owner ....

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