SULLIVAN (EDMUND JOSEPH) - ORIGINAL ARTWORK SULLIVAN (EDMUND JOSEPH) A series of 10 original pen and
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SULLIVAN (EDMUND JOSEPH) - ORIGINAL ARTWORK A series of 10 original pen and ink drawings to illustrate "Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan
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SULLIVAN (EDMUND JOSEPH) - ORIGINAL ARTWORK
A series of 10 original pen and ink drawings to illustrate "Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan, on pasteboard, some with marginal pencil annotations, each approximately 260 x 150mm., all signed and dated "Edmund Sullivan [19]01" on image; together with a collection of 31 original etchings signed; an original pencil portrait (unsigned); a copy of "A Dream of Fair Women & Other Poems" by Lord Alfred Tennyson, limited to 125 copies signed by the illustrator Edmund Sullivan, one plate loose, Grant Richards, 1900 (collection)

Footnotes

  • E.J. Sullivan (1869-1933) "established himself as one of the foremost illustrators of his time... he was a superb figure draughtsman... and had a strong and inventive imagination" (Simon Houfe, The Dictionary of 19th Century British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists).

    The original drawings were used for the 1901 edition of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. The etchings include three-quarter length portraits of George Bernard Shaw, and John Galsworthy, scenes from Don Quixote, figure studies (cook, a cello player, one-man band, an after-dinner speaker "the determined frothblower"), views in Normandy, and others.



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