Edmund Joseph Sullivan

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Edmund Joseph Sullivan
1869-1933
The Favourite. The Sporting Spirit. 50 to 1 on
1920s?
Graphite on paper.
19 7/8 x 14 15/16 inches (505 x 380 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.1662
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Captioned in pencil, at top, "The Favourite. The Sporting Spirit. 50 to 1 on"; at bottom, "Dewars the Sporting Spirit".

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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Title from item.
Caption at bottom reads: Dewars the Sporting Spirit.
Original preliminary sketch by Edmund J. Sullivan, for a design for an advertisement for Dewar's Whiskey.

Summary: 

Sketch shows a man in riding dress standing on a platform and "crying up" the favorite to racing enthusiasts. Behind him hangs a sign reading: The Old Firm John Bull.

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