Edmund Joseph Sullivan

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Edmund Joseph Sullivan
1869-1933
Brought Whitey's head into the ash-heap that had once received Denton's
1899
Pen and black ink over graphite, on illustration board.
15 5/8 x 10 9/16 inches (398 x 269 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.1539
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Signed and dated at lower left, "Edmund J. Sullivan. 99"; numbered at bottom, "III."; stamp of Pall Mall Magazine on verso.

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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Title from published caption.
Original drawing by E.J. Sullivan for an illustration for "Underneath," the fourth chapter of the H.G. Wells novella, A story of the days to come, as it was published with Sullivan's illustrations in the Pall Mall magazine, v. 19, 1899, p. 91.

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Drawing shows the young hero, Denton, on the ground and locked in combat with another man, with the fighting pair surrounded by an audience of workmen.

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