Edmund Joseph Sullivan

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Edmund Joseph Sullivan
1869-1933
The figure was carrying a lantern, which threw a patch of imperfect light on the dress and figure of the wearer
1913
Pen and black ink over graphite, on illustration board.
14 5/16 x 8 7/8 inches (365 x 227 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.1465
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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).

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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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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.

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Drawing shows a woman wrapped in long, heavy cloak, standing in front of a house at night and holding up a lantern.

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