Chicago Nominee: "I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest...Where be your gibes now?–Hamlet, Act IV [sic], Scene 1"
Justin H. Howard (American, active 1856–80)
Probably published by Thomas W. Strong (New York)
William Shakespeare (British, Stratford-upon-Avon 1564–1616 Stratford-upon-Avon)
Abraham Lincoln (American, Hardin County, Kentucky 1809–1865 Washington, D.C.)
General George B. McClellan (American, 1826-1885)
Sheet: 12 x 16 5/8 in. (30.5 x 42.2 cm)
Gift of Georgiana W. Sargent, in memory of John Osborne Sargent, 1924
Not on view
Inscription: in stone: "Howard del."
Donor: Georgiana W. Sargent
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine," September 13, 2011–March 4, 2012.
B. Reilly, American Political Prints, Library of Congress, no. 1864-33, p. 539; F. Weitenkampf, Political Caricature in the United States, New York Public Library, 1953, p. 146.
Jennifer L. Gross The Lines Are Drawn: Political Cartoons of the Civil War. Kristen N. Smith, Hill Street Press, Athens, Georgia, 1999, p. 129, ill.
Harold Holzer, Gabor S. Boritt, Mark E. Neely Jr. The Lincoln Image: Abraham Lincoln and the Popular Print. 2001, 132-33.
Hildegard Hammerschmidt-Hummel Die Shakespeare-Illustration (1594–2000). 3 vols., Wiesbaden and Mainz, 2003, vol. III, pp. 929, 1203, no. 2482, ill.
Nadine Orenstein, Constance C. McPhee Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine Exh. cat.: September 13, 2011 - March 4, 2012. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven and London, 2011, cat. no. 145, p. 184, ill.