Edmund Joseph Sullivan

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Edmund Joseph Sullivan
1869-1933
"Is Post War Society Rotten?"
1924
Pen and black ink over graphite, on illustration board.
8 1/2 x 5 13/16 inches (216 x 148 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.1594
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Signed and dated, "Edmund J. Sullivan. 1924; at foot: Tailpiece for "Is Post War Society Rotten?"; agent's label on verso, reading, "To be returned to A.E. Johnson, artists' agent, 3, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, W.C.2, numbered "7" in ink, with title and artist's name.

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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Original drawing by E.J. Sullivan for a tailpiece illustration, evidently executed for a publication with the title, "Is post war society rotten?".

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Drawing shows the figure of a young man in elegant riding dress, with monocle and riding crop, striking a debonair pose with a wineglass held aloft, framed by a large question mark.

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