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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and wash, india ink and chinese white on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and 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.


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.


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