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Little Brain-attic

‘A man should keep his little brain-attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.’

- Sherlock Holmes, The Five Orange Pips by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

I was reading through The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes a while back, came across this dialogue between Holmes and Watson and had this painting immediately pop into mind. It just feels so Holmes, that he would have such a cozy little place in his head to store his information. And what with Sherlock\'s mind-palace excursion in The Hounds, it all clicked. The original mind-palace.

Sherlock Holmes belongs to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Art belongs to me.
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txcowboydancer's avatar
Thank you thank you thank you for allowing me to use your image to create the section header I call "the Attic" on my website.  I really appreciate it.  Here is the page:…

You'll see that I've given you credit on the page.   Cheers!

And, again, thank you!
tisserande's avatar
You're very welcome! Thanks for the credit, I'm honored that you wanted to use it! :D Cheers cheers!
Could you please contact me regarding possible reproduction on a book cover for Canongate publishing? Many thanks,

Josine Meijer
Fuzziwigs's avatar
hehe! I like to think I retire to my attic a bit too often throughout the course of the day =)