|"Hutton—The Bookseller." Illustration by |
Charles Altamont Doyle for James Hogg's
Men Who Have Risen (1861)
Monday, September 09, 2019
The talents of Charles Altamont Doyle.
Through September 23, the Huntington Library is featuring an exhibition of work by Charles Altamont Doyle, the troubled artist father of Arthur Conan Doyle. The Doyle family had significant artistic talent: Charles's father, John, was a political cartoonist; his brother, Richard, was an illustrator; and his son, Conan Doyle, showed substantial ability in his own sketches. Given Conan Doyle's belief in fairies, the fairy subject matter of several of his father's works may be of interest.