Edmund Joseph Sullivan

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Edmund Joseph Sullivan
1869-1933
"Halt, Sir Donald!"
1900
Pen and black ink, on paper, mounted on illustration board.
11 1/4 x 7 15/16 inches (284 x 201 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.1545
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Signed and dated at lower right, "Edmund J. Sullivan. 1900"; captioned in pencil at bottom, "The King took a few steps forward, raised his sword aloft & shouted - "Halt, Sir Donald!"; at head, in pencil, "4"; in pencil on verso, "McClure"; label on verso recording the title of the article, the artist, and publication date (Feb. 1901).

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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 Robert Barr's short story, "The King a-begging," as it was published with Sullivan's illustrations in the McClure's magazine, v. 16, 1900-1901, p. 315; later published in the author's collected series of short stories featuring the fictionalized adventures of James V Scotland, entitled: A prince of good fellows, London : Chatto & Windus; New York : McClure, Phillips & Co., 1902.

Summary: 

Drawing shows three Scotsmen standing at the foot of a scaffold; one carries a log of wood, while the man at his side (King James V in disguise) raises a sword.

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