The Basil Rathbone Gallery

Artists' Depictions of
Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes

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a sketch by Carl Atkins

drawing by Larry Gosser

drawing by Larry Gosser

drawing by Miguel Ojeda

drawing by Miguel Ojeda
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by James Vukos, 1978
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by James Vukos, 1978

drawing by Dan Day

drawing by Dan Day

drawing by Dan Day

drawing by Dan Day

Another Dan Day drawing, on the cover of a Sherlock Holmes comic book

drawing by Dan Day

A close-up from a Swedish poster for "Pursuit to Algiers"

Color illustration by Dan Day
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Sherlock Holmes illustration
by Dan Day

A poster of many Hollywood celebrities, drawn by Hirschfeld
(Rathbone, as Holmes, is in the lower left corner.)

a close-up of Rathbone from the Hirschfeld poster to the left

Rathbone as Holmes, by Heidi

 

Detail from a poster for "The House of Fear"
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Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce
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A painting of Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, by Tom Lebish

Two Sherlocks: Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett, by Walt Howarth

A surprise birthday party for Sherlock Holmes (Rathbone), drawn by Jaime Gabald, 2003

A surprise birthday gift for Basil Rathbone, drawn by Jaime Gabald, 2004

Arthur Wontner passes on the role of Sherlock Holmes to Basil Rathbone. Drawn by  Jaime Gabald, 2005

This drawing shows Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. Two different Holmeses and Watsons are joining together for the celebration of Basil's birthday. Basil opens a bottle of champagne, and the cork flies into Robert Downey's eye, bounces onto the ceiling lamp, breaking it, and bounces again into Jude Law's mouth! Was it an accident? Hmmm . . . perhaps, perhaps not. Drawn by Jaime Gabald, 2010
 
drawing by Mike Leboulle
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Dennis Hoey (Lestrade), drawing by David Cartwright

Basil Rathbone, drawing by David Cartwright

Nigel Bruce, drawing by David Cartwright

drawing by Gray Morrow

drawing by Gray Morrow

 

 

drawing by Nick Reekie

drawing by Nick Reekie

drawing by Nick Reekie

drawing by Nick Reekie

drawing by Nick Reekie
Nick Reekie's illustrations are also featured on the covers of four Sherlock Holmes novels, which are available on Kindle.
A Study in Scarlet

The Hound of the Baskervilles

drawing by Nick Reekie

The Sign of Four

The Valley of Fear

by Charles Bruno (a 1939 newspaper clipping)

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, drawing by Penny Alexander, 1979

Nigel Bruce
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by Carl Atkins

Holmes and Watson, by Paul

from a Scarlet Claw poster

by British artist Don Lawrence
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The cover of Shades magazine

by Victoria

by Victoria

from the cover of Enter the Lion: A Posthumous Memoir of Mycroft Holmes, by Michael Hodel and Sean Wright. Drawing by Alex Mambach.

Basil Rathbone as Holmes, by Rebecca, 2013

Basil Rathbone as Holmes, by Rebecca, 2013

Basil Rathbone as Holmes, by Rebecca, 2013

Basil Rathbone as Holmes, by Rebecca, 2013


Basil Rathbone as Holmes, by Rebecca, 2013

Basil Rathbone as Holmes, by Rebecca, 2013

Basil Rathbone as Holmes, by Rebecca, 2013

Basil Rathbone as Holmes, by Rebecca, 2013

Basil Rathbone as Holmes, by Rebecca, 2014

Basil Rathbone as Holmes, by Rebecca, 2013

drawing by Bonnie Carol Whitmore, 1975

painting by Alan Booth

drawing by Sarah Lee, 2009

drawing by Margaret Prince, 2009

painting by David Durrett

a Photoshop creation by Jerry Neece

drawing on the cover of the record of Rathbone reading the story "A Scandal in Bohemia"

drawing on the cover of the record of Rathbone reading the story "Silver Blaze"

caricature by Hirschfeld

drawing by T. Rieschick

detail from the cover of Tales of the Hollywood Raj

drawing by Megan Ferguson

drawing by Gillian Sharples

drawing by Gillian Sharples

Basil Rathbone as Holmes, Susan Anthony McKay, 2010. Used by permission.
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Sherlock Holmes, Susan Anthony McKay, 2010. Used by permission.
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Basil Rathbone as Holmes, by Ian Price

Nigel Bruce as Watson, by Ian Price

Nigel Bruce and Basil Rathbone, by J.H. Dowd, 1939

Basil Rathbone as Holmes, by M.H. Herrin, April 26, 1940, with a note from Rathbone, complimenting the artist on a good likeness

Rathbone as Holmes, by Roq

Rathbone as Holmes, by Al Heinke
caricature on an ad for The Sherlock Holmes Theater (television)

Holmes and Watson on the packaging for the audiocassettes of the Sherlock Holmes radio shows

portrait of Holmes by the artist known as " I Really Should Be Drawing"

artwork on the cover of the Playhouse Video package of
The Hound of the Baskervilles

a wonderful painting of Rathbone as Holmes on a poster from the 1980s, advertising Key Video's release of the Holmes films on VHS.

Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce, and Basil Rathbone, drawing by J. Decker
Artwork from posters from Sherlock Holmes films

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Hound of the Baskervilles

close-up of Rathbone and Ida Lupino from a poster for The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes in Washington

Sherlock Holmes in Washington

The Spider Woman

The Pearl of Death

The Spider Woman

Terror by Night

Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror

Swedish poster for Terror by Night

The top half of a poster for Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

The bottom half of a poster for Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Swedish poster for Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
 
   
   

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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