In artistic circles Charles Doyle was less well known that his brother Richard. He was, by profession, a civil servant, but produced illustrations of flights of fantasy, mostly of Fairy beings, throughout his life. He published a children's book, Our Trip to Blunderland with sixty illustrations in 1877 and contributed illustrations to the Illustrated Times, London Society, and The Graphic between 1858 and 1877. He was the father of Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes.



Nahum, Peter. Fairy Folk in Fairy Land. London: Peter Naham at Leicester Galleries, 1997. Catalogue number 26.

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