Edmund Joseph Sullivan

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Edmund Joseph Sullivan
"Halt, Sir Donald!"
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.

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).

From the library of Gordon N. Ray.

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.


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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