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THOMAS NAST (GERMAN/AMERICAN, 1840-1902) SKETCH "Betty Bringing Water" Ink on paper satirical sketch of a slave girl; Signed lower right "Th. Nast" in ink; Inscribed on front of drawing "Mercer PA June 16th Betty Bringing Water"; not framed; Thomas Nast was born in Germany in 1840. In 1846, at the age of 6, he moved to New York. During the 19th Century, he was the cartoonist that created Satirical art drawings that critiqued slavery & crime. Nast joined the staff of Harper's Weekly in 1862. He worked there as an artist for 25 years. By the 1870's his efforts were focused on political cartoons. He's well known for his Abraham Lincoln sketches (His earliest works) and the widely accepted version of the modern day American Santa Claus ; Condition - Slight discoloration to paper, slight rip in paper 4" long in center of paper (does not reach the edges) ; Measures: 7"H x 4"W

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Slight discoloration to paper, slight rip in paper 4" long in center of paper (does not reach the edges)

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THOMAS NAST (GERMAN/AMERICAN, 1840-1902) SKETCH

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