Edmund Joseph Sullivan

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Edmund Joseph Sullivan
1869-1933
He stopped indecisively because a sixth figure had suddenly presented itself just inside the doorway--a figure so incongruous in the scene as to be almost comic
1913
Pen and black ink over graphite, on illustration board.
14 7/8 x 10 3/4 inches (379 x 273 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.1476
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Signed and dated at upper right, "Edmund J. Sullivan. 1913"; inscribed in ink at bottom, "The man in the passage. He stopped indecisively because a sixth figure had suddenly presented itself just inside the doorway--a figure so incongruous in the scene as to be almost comic."

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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 man in the passage," from The wisdom of Father Brown; as the story first appeared with Sullivan's illustrations in the Pall Mall magazine, Sept., 1913.

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Drawing shows a theatrical dressing room, where a woman costumed as Titania is seated at a mirror; behind her stands a man dressed as Oberon, in a leopard skin and holding a spear; three older men sit or stand in the background as Father Brown enters through a doorway in the background at left.

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