Edmund Joseph Sullivan

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Edmund Joseph Sullivan
1869-1933
I knew an old wife lean and poor, her rags scarce held together; there strode a stranger to the door, and it was windy weather ...
1899
Pen and black ink and graphite, on illustration board.
8 5/8 x 8 13/16 inches (232 x 224 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.1433
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Signed and dated at bottom in pen and black ink, "Edmund J. Sullivan. 99"; inscribed " No. 1 The Goose (Tennyson) Extracts Berlin 1907 J29328" on verso.

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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Title from publication.
Original drawing for an illustration for Tennyson's poem "The goose," as it appeared in A dream of fair women & other poems, London : Grant Richards, 1900, p. 191.

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Drawing shows an old woman standing in a doorway where she is confronted by a man holding a goose under his arm.

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