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Artist:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902  Search this
Sitter:
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
49.9cm x 34.5cm (19 5/8" x 13 9/16"), Image
Type:
Print
Date:
1879
Exhibition Label:
Ulysses S. Grant was fifty-five when he left the White House. With no concrete plans for the future, he decided to take a sojourn around the world with his wife, Julia, and young son, Jesse. They would be back in two years, but not before they had visited England and Japan and heard welcoming applause from nearly every country of interest and culture in between. Home again in the fall of 1879, the Grants were celebrated with tokens of esteem, as shown by Thomas Nast in this Harper’s Weekly cartoon of October 11, 1879. Nast based his wood engraving on a line from Homer’s Odyssey: “The Goddess (Minerva) dispersed the mist, and earth appeared; and much-enduring, modest Ulysses was then glad, rejoicing in his own land.”
Topic:
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Male  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.87.88
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
2019 Paper Rotations
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 110a
NPG, East Gallery 110a
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.87.88