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John Galsworthy O.M.

SULLIVAN (Edmund J.).

SULLIVAN (Edmund J.).

John Galsworthy O.M.

Etching, signed and dated in pencil by Sullivan with the limitation 27/60 below the image to the right. 263 x 200 mm [plate mark]. Black ink on laid paper. Mounted.
1930.

Number 27 of 60 impressions. Fine. With a label attached to the back of the mount, for The Print Club of Philadelphia, Third International Exhibition of Prints, indicating that this print was available from Sullivan for $35.

John Galsworthy (1867-1933) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932. He was appointed to the Order of Merit in 1929 and 1930 saw the publication of On Forsyte Change.

Edmund J. Sullivan (1869-1933) was the subject of a full chapter in Gordon Ray's The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914 (pp.186-193). To Ray, "Sullivan's career as an illustrator was one of the most substantial and distinguished in the annals of English art". James Thorp called him "the greatest illustrator in line that this country has produced" while Percy Muir positioned him alongside Bewick, Cruikshank, Keene and Beardsley.

Stock no. ebc3624

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