Paddington Pollaky

The Pollaky Project


A new biography of Victorian private investigator
Ignatius Paul 'Paddington' Pollaky

and a new Gothic Opera
based on events from his life

Ignatius Paul Pollaky was born in 1828
in Pressburg (now Bratislava). He lived
for most of his life in England and became
one of the most famous private detectives
of the 19th century.

The image is a rare likeness of him and was created
in 1874 by the French artist Faustin Betbeder.

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