Edmund J. Sullivan

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Edmund J. Sullivan
1869-1933
The Shan Van Voght and the Gasoon
1916
Pen and black ink over graphite, on illustration board.
10 1/2 x 7 5/16 inches (267 x 185 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.1591
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Signed and dated at lower left, "Edmund J. Sullivan. 1916"; at foot: The Shan Van Voght and the Gasoon.

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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Original drawing by E.J. Sullivan for a cartoon probably intended for publication in an unidentified periodical.

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Drawing shows an old woman wrapped in a tartan shawl, seated with the body of a young man sprawled across her lap; she is weeping, while behind her is posted a broadside which reads, "Proclamation of Martial Law in Ireland."

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