Edmund Joseph Sullivan

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Edmund Joseph Sullivan
1869-1933
Victory
1918
Pen and black ink over graphite, on illustration board.
14 11/16 x 10 9/16 inches (373 x 269 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.1577
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Signed and dated within design, "Edmund J. Sullivan 1918"; on verso in pen, "Victory . Head Cutter. "Bonar Law, Chancellor of the Exchequer. "By By By By By By By - BUY!"; in blue pencil, "National News 61/2 wide".

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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Caption continues: Bonar Law, Chancellor of the Exchequer. "By By By By By By By - BUY!" by Edmund J. Sullivan A.R.W.S.
Original drawing by E.J. Sullivan for a political cartoon for publication in the London weekly, The National news, 1918.

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Drawing shows Bonar Law addressing a crowd at a podium beside a statue of a winged Victory who is standing on the fallen body of a monster and holding up its severed head in triumph; behind Law a sign reads, "Buy Victory For the Nation Buy! Buy! Buy!

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