Thomas Nast (1840-1902)

Thomas Nast (1840-1902)
Title
Thomas Nast (1840-1902)
Date 
1860
Medium 
Red ochre painted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 21 x 13 x 6 1/2 in. ( 53.3 x 33 x 16.5 cm )
Description 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Thomas Nast
Object Number 
1906.7
Marks 
paper label: "Bust of Thomas Nast (carricaturist) by D'Amore presented by Mrs. Thomas Nast Sept 26/06" signed: proper left shoulder: "A. D'Amore"
Gallery Label 
Nast, a native of Landau, Germany, was brought to America as a child by his parents. He studied art briefly at the National Academy of Design, and in 1855 joined the staff of "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper." In 1862 he took a job as illustrator and cartoonist with "Harper's Weekly" where his drawings for the next quarter century brought him great recognition. In 1860 Nast sailed to Italy to join Giuseppe Garibaldi in his struggle for freedom and unity, at which time this bust was made.
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Creative: Tronvig Group