The Basil Rathbone Gallery

Artists' Depictions of
Basil Rathbone

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A close-up from a poster for Love From a Stranger
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A closeup of Rathbone from a poster for Love From a Stranger
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Detail from a poster for A Night of Terror (aka Love From a Stranger)



Above and below: a series of poster sketches for A Night of Terror (aka Love From a Stranger)

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This wonderful sketch by Jack Davis appeared on the cover of the June 1972 issue of Flashback
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This color litho caricature drawing by Bob Harman features legendary Hollywood actors and actresses. Basil Rathbone and Errol Flynn, in a scene from "The Adventures of Robin Hood," can be found at the top center of the picture, which is from the 1971 book Bob Harman’s Hollywood Panorama.
Click here to see a close-up of just Flynn and Rathbone.

Rathbone as Scrooge in the 1958 version of "A Christmas Carol" (from the cover of the "Tales of Dickens" videotape)

Rathbone as Scrooge on the cover of the "Tales of Dickens" video
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A drawing of Scrooge from the cover of "The Stingiest Man in Town" soundtrack. Rathbone played Scrooge.


by Feg Murray, 1938

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Basil gets stabbed in Frenchman's Creek, by Feg Murray, 1944


a scene from The Adventures of Robin Hood, by Feg Murray


an elderly Rathbone, by Lisa


Rathbone and Jack Carson in a promo ad for the TV program "Huck Finn"


a 1929 drawing of Rathbone by Jerome Zerbe


A drawing by Hirschfeld, Rathbone in Witness for the Prosecution


Publicity artwork by Kroll, for the 1958 film "The Last Hurrah" pictures Spencer Tracy with Basil Rathbone, Diane Foster, James Gleason, Jeffrey Hunter and Edward Brophy.

The cast of the television musical "Aladdin": Sal Mineo as Aladdin with his magic lamp, surrounded  (clockwise from left) by Cyril Ritchard as the Magician, Basil Rathbone as the Emperor, Dennis King as the Astrologer, and Anna Maria Alberghetti as the Emperor's daughter


a caricature by Frueh, picturing Patricia Collinge, Basil Rathbone, and Wendy Hiller, from The Heiress


1955 drawing by Haessler

 

a drawing by Henry Major

painting by J. Lether

painting by J. Lether
Anyone wishing to have a signed 8x10 copy of this painting may contact the artist at JRLether@aol.com. Cost is $15.

painting by J. Lether
 

Another painting by J. Lether

a drawing by John Raitt, 1938 (also autographed by Rathbone)

Basil Rathbone and Ann Harding in Love from a Stranger,
a caricature by Robert Stewart Sherriff, 1937
from the National Portrait Gallery, London

a caricature of Rathbone by unknown artist

a caricature by Alan Jedla, 1947

drawing by Feg Murray

drawing by Edward Williams, 1955

Basil Rathbone in "The Swan," drawn by DePauw, 1923

a Hirschfeld caricature

Basil's co-stars from We're No Angels -- Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, and Aldo Rey -- and Ouida sing Happy Birthday to Basil. Drawn by Jaime Gabald
á, 2006

Basil's co-stars from The Adventures of Robin Hood -- Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, and Olivia de Haviland -- celebrate Basil's birthday. Drawn by Jaime Gabaldá, 2007

Basil's co-stars from The Comedy of Terrors -- Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Joe E. Brown -- surprise Basil with a birthday party as he exclaims "What place is this?" Drawn by Jaime Gabaldá, 2008  

Basil is pictured here in his role as Count Anteoni in The Garden of Allah. With him are co-stars Charles Boyer and Marlene Dietrich, as well as Joseph Schildkraut. Drawn by Jaime Gabaldá, 2009

This drawing shows Rathbone in the role of Pontius Pilate in The Last Days of Pompeii (1935). In one scene the Roman gladiator Marcus (played by Preston Foster) and his son Flavius (David Holt) meet Pontius Pilate in Jerusalem. The artist imagined that the actors Preston Foster and David Holt surprised Basil in the middle of the scene with a birthday cake and a gift. Note that the cake is in the form of a volcano erupting, an event that occurs in the climax of the film. Drawn by Jaime Gabaldŕ Méndez, 2011

This drawing shows Basil Rathbone as various characters from Autopsy of a Ghost (1967). The four personalities and two skeletons are pictured here as members of a 1960s rock band "The Rolling Rathbones." Drawn  by Jaime Gabaldŕ Méndez, 2013.
     

Craving more of Basil Rathbone? Visit http://basilrathbone.deviantart.com/ to see some great drawings!

     
If you have a drawing or painting of Rathbone you'd like to have displayed on the Basil Rathbone Gallery, please e-mail me a scan or mail me a photo. Contact gisbourne@basilrathbone.net 

 

 

 

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