Etching Proof from a Thomas Nast Drawing for Valentine's Day, "A Dangerous Game, But Nobody Seems to Mind It," 1879

Summary

Thomas Nast (1840-1902) was an influential illustrator and political cartoonist. Though he is best known for the creation of our modern image of Santa Claus, Nast created many endearing illustrations depicting other legendary characters. This image, originally published in the September 13, 1879 issue of Harper's Bazar, depicts the sharp-eyed Cupid hitting his marks.

Thomas Nast (1840-1902) was an influential illustrator and political cartoonist. Though he is best known for the creation of our modern image of Santa Claus, Nast created many endearing illustrations depicting other legendary characters. This image, originally published in the September 13, 1879 issue of Harper's Bazar, depicts the sharp-eyed Cupid hitting his marks.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1879

Subject Date

13 September 1879

Collection Title

Print Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

56.39.12

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Backing (Textile material)

Technique

Etching (Printing process)

Dimensions

Height: 14 in

Width: 11 in

Inscriptions

Printed on front lower right: Th. NAST

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