Signed and dated at lower right, "Edmund J. Sullivan. 1900".
Title from published caption.
Original drawing by E.J. Sullivan for an illustration for Robert Barr's short story, "The King's gold", as it was published with Sullivan's illustrations in the McClure's magazine, v. 17, 1901, p. 126; 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, p. 126 (facing).
Drawing shows the figure of a man, attired and tonsured as a monk, standing with arms raised amidst billows of smoke, beside a table set with a book, skull, and candles.