Edmund Joseph Sullivan

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Edmund Joseph Sullivan
1869-1933
"Keep me, Mr. Weir, and what became of him?"
1927
Black ink over graphite, on illustration board.
14 11/16 x 10 1/2 inches (373 x 267 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.1482
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Inscribed and dated at lower left, "Edmund J. Sullivan 1927"; inscribed in pen at bottom, "'Keep me, Mr. Weir, and what became of him?'...'Haangit, mem, haangit.' (Weir of Hermiston. p. 4)".

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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Original drawing for an illustration for Robert Louis Stevenson's unfinished novel "Weir of Hermiston," published in, Weir of Hermiston. The misadventures of John Nicholson. London : Macmillan, 1928.

Summary: 

Drawing shows Mr. Adam Weir as a suitor, standing in conversation with his intended bride and taking snuff as she sits before him on a loveseat.

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