Signed and dated at lower left, "Edmund J. Sullivan. 1913"; inscribed in ink at top, "-It was carrying a lantern, which threw a patch of imperfect light on the dress and figure of the wearer. (The mistake of the machine).
Original drawing for an illustration for G.K. Chesterton's short story "The mistake of the machine," from The wisdom of Father Brown; as the story first appeared with Sullivan's illustrations in the Pall Mall magazine, Oct., 1913.
Drawing shows a woman wrapped in long, heavy cloak, standing in front of a house at night and holding up a lantern.