DescriptionThomas Nast: Signed Original 1882 Pen & Ink Self-Portrait Wishing General Philip H. Sheridan a Happy Birthday. Offered here is a very desirable pen & ink sketch on Bristol board. Next to the caricature of Nast standing on a chair in a toast salute are the words: "Many Happy Returns of The Day, To Gen. Sheridan from Th: Nast March 7, 1882". Measures approximately 4" x 6.5".
Thomas Nast was a German immigrant who became an illustrator for Harper's Weekly in 1862. He is well-known for his version of Santa Claus drawn in 1863 for Harper's. Before Nast's rendition, Santa was a tall skinny man; Nast drew him as the plump man with the beard we all know and love today. Nast is also responsible for the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant. He admired U. S. Grant (who once stated, "Two things elected me [president], the sword of Sheridan and the pencil of Nast").
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