Edmund Joseph Sullivan

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Edmund Joseph Sullivan
1869-1933
"There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things ..."
1914
Watercolor over graphite, on illustration board.
14 7/16 x 10 1/2 inches (367 x 267 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.1521
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Signed and dated at upper right, "Edmund J. Sullivan. 1914".

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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Title from published caption list.
Caption continues: "... there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?"
Original watercolor drawing by E.J. Sullivan for an illustration for George Borrow's Lavengro, the scholar, the gypsy, the priest. London : T.N. Foulis, 1914, p. 186.

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Drawing shows a dark haired young man in a cloth cap, a whip under one arm, speaking to a man in a black coat and gesturing expansively to the landscape of grass and trees around them.

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