Artwork from the JSP Estate/Private Collection

 

Artist

Thomas Nast

Nationality

German-American

Artist Dates

1840-1902

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Date of Work

1885

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Signed lower center

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. XXIX - No. 1514. Copyright, 1885, by Harper's & Brothers. New York, Saturday, December 26, 1885.

Condition

Good

Condition Notes

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

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