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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2005.183
People
Thomas Nast, American (Landau, Bavaria 1840 - 1902 Guayaquil, Ecuador)
Title
Great Britain and Russia in Confrontation over the City of Herat, Afghanistan ("The Fight's Off--(For the Present)")
Other Titles
Alternate Title: The Gates of He-rat
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1885
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/5520
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink on tan wove card
Dimensions
23.7 x 38.5 cm (9 5/16 x 15 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: center, black ink, in artist's hand: THE / GATES / OF / HE-RAT
Provenance
Estate of Thomas Nast; to [Merwin-Clayton Sales Company, New York, New York, 29-20 February 1907, part of lot 377]. Eric Greenleaf, New York, New York, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2005.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Eric Greenleaf
Accession Year
2005
Object Number
2005.183
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

The Political Pen of Thomas Nast, Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, 01/23/1999 - 03/14/1999

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