Let Us Cease

Let Us Cease These Contests for Spoils

Thomas Nast (American (born in Germany), 1840–1902)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 598, fig. 127

Dimensions

Sheet: 68.7 x 48.4 cm (27 1/16 x 19 1/16 in.) (top rounded)

Accession Number

57.327

Medium or Technique

Pen and wash, india ink and chinese white on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Amphitheatre. Elephant raising tiger in mid-air trampling on female figure holding the Constitution; enthroned dictator right with banner inscribed: To the victors belong the spoils.

Inscription

LR in ink with brush: Th. Nast; on sep. card in same technique: title and / and strive to secure for our/ beloved country/ a substantial and lasting prosperity.

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA April 11, 1957

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875