Edmund Joseph Sullivan
He swung up the heavy steel again; and this time sundered the wall of wood from top to bottom at one stroke
Pen and black ink over graphite, on illustration board.
14 5/16 x 10 1/2 inches (364 x 266 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
Signed and dated at lower left, "Edmund J. Sullivan. 1914"; inscribed in ink at bottom, "The Perishing of the Pendragons. p. 13 - "He swung up the heavy steel again; and this time sundered the wall of wood from top to bottom at one stroke."
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Original drawing for an illustration for G.K. Chesterton's short story "The perishing of the Pendragons," from The wisdom of Father Brown; as the story first appeared with Sullivan's illustrations in the Pall Mall magazine, June, 1914.
Drawing shows Father Brown and two other men looking on as a fourth man attacks a wooden fence with a sword.