The Lady of Shalott

Edmund Joseph Sullivan (1869-1933)

Line drawing reproduced photomechanically (photo-zinc or gelatine process) on paper

7 x 5 in. (17.7 x 12.7 cm.)

Signed and dated lower left: Edmund J. Sullivan '99

Published in Tennyson's A Dream of Fair Women and Other Poems

Lent by the University of Kansas Libraries.

Caption and commentary by Miriam Neuringer

Edmund J. Sullivan, a well-known British illustrator of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, represents Tennyson's "Lady of Shalott" in an entirely unique and personal way that provides an interesting contrast to William Holman Hunt's depiction. As a youth Sullivan studied under his father, Michael, and received his first employment as an illustrator in 1889 from William Thomas for a new periodical, the Daily Graphic. [continued below]