A sketch book page, in watercolour and pen and ink, by Charles Doyle. Reproduced in Michael Baker’s The Doyle Diary, London: Paddington Press, 1978, plate 37. This page exemplifies the range of Doyle’s imagination – veering between caricature and fairy imagery, comedy and some unsettling drawings of emaciated figures gesturing with their hands. The comic sketch at the bottom right, ‘Bow wow,’ is probably a self-portrait.

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke. Note: the diary was a late discovery, and Baker's book is in copyright; however, the copyright page states that "fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review" is permitted under the Copyright Act.

Created 15 November 2023