Artwork from the JSP Estate/Private Collection

 

Artist

Thomas Nast

Nationality

German-American

Artist Dates

1840-1902

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Date of Work

1879

Medium

Lithograph

Height

13"

Width

11"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Stored: JSP Box 1, 234_CF

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

Thomas Nast was a German-born political cartoonist born in 1840. At the age of six his family moved to New York City, where he attended school for a short time but dropped out because he preferred drawing to his studies. Nast attended the National Academy of Art, but once his family couldn't afford the tuition he got a job as an illustrator in 1855. He is best known for his sketches of the Civil War, and his work in political caricatures at Harper's Weekly.

Additional Information

Page from: Harper's Weekly - Journal of Civilization. Vol. XXIV - No.1201. New York, Saturday, January 3, 1880.

Christmas, Mother Goose, Peace, Goodwill

Condition

Good

Condition Notes

Taped top. Darkening or bleaching from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet and/or heat from sun or artificial light

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