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Original Pen and Ink Drawing Dated 1876 by Charles Altamont Doyle

Charles Altamont Doyle, father of Arthur Conan Doyle (writer of the Sherlock Holmes) came from a family of famous artist/ illustrators. Charles’s father, John Doyle was a famous Political Cartoonist and Charles’s brother Richard Doyle was the illustrator “Punch” magazine.
Charles was most noted for his drawings with fairies done during his time when he was in a mental asylum for alcohol and delusions and hallucinations.
Most of his problems stated in 1876 when he was fired from his job at the Scottish Office of Works in June of 1876.
This original pen and ink drawing is dated 1876 and was done before and possibly after he was fired.
The crowd held in line by the Scottish guards and club wielding police officers while a royal horsemen parade through the street.
Size: 9 1/2” x 13 1/4”
Signed lower right and dated.
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