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Thomas Nast

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Artist:
John White Alexander, 7 Oct 1856 - 31 May 1915
Sitter:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
101.5cm x 77cm (39 15/16" x 30 5/16"), Accurate
Culture:
Thomas Nast: European\German
Type:
Painting
Date:
1887
Topic:
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard
Thomas Nast: Male
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Cartoonist
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator
Thomas Nast: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.66.40
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Thomas Nast

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Artist:
Mathew B. Brady, 1823? - 15 Jan 1896
Sitter:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902
Medium:
Salted paper print
Dimensions:
46.6cm x 38.5cm (18 3/8" x 15 3/16"), Image
Culture:
Thomas Nast: European\German
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1858
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Costume\Jewelry\Chain
Costume\Outerwear\Coat
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Goatee
Thomas Nast: Male
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Cartoonist
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator
Thomas Nast: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.77.267
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Thomas Nast

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Artist:
Mathew B. Brady, 1823? - 15 Jan 1896
Studio:
E. & H. T. Anthony & Company, active 1852 - 1901
Sitter:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
8.5cm x 5cm (3 3/8" x 1 15/16"), Image
Culture:
Thomas Nast: European\German
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1862
Topic:
Interior
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Costume\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief
Photographic format\Carte-de-visite
Thomas Nast: Male
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Cartoonist
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator
Thomas Nast: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.79.211
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Thomas Nast

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Artist:
Napoleon Sarony, 9 Mar 1821 - 9 Nov 1896
Sitter:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
11.7cm x 8.9cm (4 5/8" x 3 1/2"), Image
Culture:
Thomas Nast: European\German
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1870
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Goatee
Thomas Nast: Male
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Cartoonist
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator
Thomas Nast: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.80.73
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Thomas Nast Self-Portrait

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Artist:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902
Sitter:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902
Medium:
Etching on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 15.9cm x 11.1cm (6 1/4" x 4 3/8")
Sheet: 30.2cm x 19.8cm (11 7/8" x 7 13/16")
Culture:
Thomas Nast: European\German
Type:
Print
Date:
1902
Topic:
Artist's Effects\Palette
Artist's Effects\Paintbrush
Caricature
Artist's Effects\Canvas
Artist's Effects\Easel
Self-portrait
Thomas Nast: Male
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Cartoonist
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator
Thomas Nast: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Milton and Ingrid Rose
Object number:
NPG.92.115
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Thomas Nast Self-Portrait

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Artist:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902
Sitter:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902
Medium:
Pencil and India ink on paper
Dimensions:
36.1cm x 27cm (14 3/16" x 10 5/8"), Image
Culture:
Thomas Nast: European\German
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1882
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Goatee
Self-portrait
Thomas Nast: Male
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Cartoonist
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator
Thomas Nast: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.85.62
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Painting, Thomas Nast, 1884

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Depicted (sitter):
Nast, Thomas
Maker:
Nast, Thomas
Physical Description:
oil on canvas (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 30 in x 22 in; 76.2 cm x 55.88 cm
Object Name:
Painting
Date made:
ca. 1884
Description:
Born in Germany, Thomas Nast (1840–1902) immigrated to New York in 1846. Nast’s gifts for illustration and social observation found ready use in national mass-circulation news magazines that did not yet have the means to publish photographs. Nast published more than three thousand drawings, primarily in Harper’s Weekly between 1862 and 1885.
Nast favored Union-affirming policies and enjoyed the relative autonomy to express his political views. Nast’s early cartoons skewered the corrupt regime of New York City’s William Marcy “Boss” Tweed. Nast went on to popularize the elephant and donkey as symbols of the Republican and Democratic parties, respectively.
Nast may have painted this self-portrait around 1884, when he lost his fortune in a Wall Street Ponzi scheme. It is perhaps a self-caricature. Nast renders himself with a furrowed brow, collapsed into a chair. An open drape reveals New York’s Trinity Church, at the foot of Wall Street.
Out of favor with his editor, Nast left Harper’s Weekly in 1887. He later joined the Democratic National Committee as a contract cartoonist but never recovered a national audience or financial position.
Subject:
Portraits
ID Number:
PL.223388.01
Accession number:
223388
Catalog number:
223388.01
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Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition:
Exhibition
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Unknown: Santa Claus by Thomas Nast

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Distributor:
Conifer Paper Products, Inc.
Medium:
Paper
Type:
packaging designs
Shopping bag
Object Name:
Shopping bag
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Brown bag with drawstring in dark red and green. Santa Claus smoking and on phone, based on original of Santa by Thomas Nast. Facsimile signature of Thomas Nast. Side panels: illustrations of toys.
Credit Line:
Gift of Unknown Donor
Accession Number:
2000-26-151
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Thomas Nast, Morristown, N.J. letter to unidentified recipient

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Creator:
Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1843 Dec. 24
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Letter : 1 p. : handwritten ; 20 x 13 cm.
Citation:
Thomas Nast, Morristown, N.J. letter to unidentified recipient, 1843 Dec. 24. Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
Current copyright status is undetermined
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6954
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Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Thomas Nast letters, 1874-1896

Creator:
Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902
Subject:
Hart, Charles Henry
Moore, William A.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
3 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
REEL D9: A letter to William A. Moore, November 5, 1877, describing his engraving techniques, and to Charles Henry Hart, July 20, 1896, regarding a drawing of Napoleon by Nast.
REEL 3161: A letter, 1874, from Nast to "Dear Sir" thanking him for the "complimentary notice" of Nast's art work.
Citation:
Thomas Nast letters, 1874-1896. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels D9 (fr. 758-761) and 3161 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Illustrator, cartoonist; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Letters on reel D9 donated, 1955-1962, by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA. Letter on reel 3161 was transfered from the National Portrait Gallery Library, 1981.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Drawing
Engraving
Printmakers
Illustrators
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10318
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213520
AAA_collcode_nastthom
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Thomas Nast drawings, [ca. 1864-1902]

Creator:
Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
56 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Drawings, sketches and cartoons.
REEL 2523: 37 drawings and sketches, ca. 1864-1889, cataloged by the Williams College Museum of Art.
REEL 3161: 18 pen and ink political cartoons and caricatures, undated and 1902, and a study, signed by Nast. 11 of the drawings contain captions on the verso by an unknown person.
Citation:
Thomas Nast drawings, [ca. 1864-1902]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 2523 and 3161 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reel 2523: Originals in the Williams College Museum of Art Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Biography Note:
Cartoonist and illustrator; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Cartoons on reel 3161 donated, 1962, by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA. Drawings and sketches on reel 2523 lent for microfilming, 1982, by Williams College Museum of Art.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sketches
Printmakers
Caricatures and cartoons
Illustrators
Political cartoons
Caricaturists
Cartoonists
Drawings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9079
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211272
AAA_collcode_nastthod
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Thomas Nast

Artist:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902
Sitter:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902
Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
74.9cm x 69.8cm (29 1/2" x 27 1/2"), Sight
Culture:
Thomas Nast: European\German
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1884
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Indeterminable
Thomas Nast: Male
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Cartoonist
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator
Thomas Nast: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul
Portrait
Credit Line:
Current Owner: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
223388
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits

Thomas Nast

Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Other attribution:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902
Napoleon Sarony, 9 Mar 1821 - 9 Nov 1896
Sitter:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
55.2cm x 41.1cm (21 3/4" x 16 3/16"), Accurate
Culture:
Thomas Nast: European\German
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1860
Topic:
Thomas Nast: Male
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Cartoonist
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator
Thomas Nast: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul
Portrait
Credit Line:
Current Owner: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum & Gardens
Website: www.machall.org/
Object number:
NP AC#
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits

Thomas Nast

Artist:
Antonio d'Amore
Sitter:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902
Medium:
Terra cotta
Dimensions:
52.1cm (20 1/2")
Culture:
Thomas Nast: European\German
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1860
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Goatee
Thomas Nast: Male
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Cartoonist
Thomas Nast: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator
Thomas Nast: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul
Portrait
Credit Line:
Current Owner: New-York Historical Society
Website: www.nyhistory.org/
Object number:
1906.7 NYHS
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits

Thomas Nast: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Nast, Thomas 1840-1902
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Notes:
Folder(s) include photographs and negatives of the artist's works acquired from various sources, including art galleries, dealers, curators, and others.
Topic:
Art, American
Image number:
VFM VF002125
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thomas Nast, 1840-1903 [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries

A Research guide to Thomas Nast

Author:
Eger, Jeffrey
Densky, Lois
Caulkins, Alice
Jochem, Christine
Thomas Nast Society
Subject:
Nast, Thomas 1840-1902
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Bibliography
Date:
2001
C2001
Notes:
At head of title: Journal of the Thomas Nast Society.
Loose-leaf sheets in a white plastic three-ring binder.
Contents:
An annotated bibliography of books illustrated by or containing illustratinos by Thomas Nast, 1860-1904, with author and title index / by Jeffrey Eger with additional research by Lois Densky and Alice Caulkins -- A checklist of series containing illustrations by Thomas Nast / by Jeffrey Eger -- A survey of institutions with Thomas Nast collections / by Christine Jochem
Call number:
N40.1.N26 T46 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Thomas Nast (1840-1902), (painting)

Painter:
Alexander, John White 1856-1915
Subject:
Nast, Thomas
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 66.40
Date:
1887
Notes:
Coll. Checklist, 1973.
"National Portrait Gallery: Permanent Collection Illustrated Checklist," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Instit. Press, 1987, pg. 211.
Summary:
Portrait of Thomas Nast seated with his body turned to the left, his head turned toward the viewer, and his arms resting on the arms of his chair.
Topic:
Portrait male--Waist length
Occupation--Art--Cartoonist
Control number:
IAP 08650137
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Thomas Nast (1840-1902), (painting)

Painter:
Alexander, John White 1856-1915
Subject:
Nast, Thomas
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
March 1887
Notes:
Exh. Catalog, "250 Years of Art in Pennsylvania," Westmoreland. County Museum of Art, Greensburg, Pa., 1959.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length
Occupation--Art--Artist
Control number:
IAP 80140002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Thomas Nast, (painting)

Painter:
Nast, Thomas 1840-1902
Subject:
Nast, Thomas
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560
Notes:
Smithsonian Art Index Master List, Nmaa, December, 1981, Divisio N of Political History.
Topic:
Occupation--Art--Artist
Portrait male
Control number:
IAP 08630548
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

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