Illustration for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"

Thomas Nast, American (born Germany), 1840 - 1902


July 30, 1862

Brush and ink and white opaque watercolor over graphite on wove paper

Sheet: 8 1/2 × 8 1/2 in. (21.6 × 21.6 cm)

Mount: 12 1/4 × 9 15/16 in. (31.1 × 25.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed and dated, lower left: Th. Nast / July 30, 1862

Course History

SART 15, Drawing I, Jack Wilson, Katherine Hart, Spring 2012

SART 20, SART 71, Drawing II, III, Summer 2013

ENGL 29, American Fiction to 1900, Colleen Boggs, Spring 2014

SART 15, Drawing I, Jack Wilson, Summer 2014

Exhibition History

Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 29, 2005; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24-September 11, 2005; National Academy Museum, New York City, New York, October 20-December 31, 2005.

Night Visions: Nocturnes in American Art, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, June 25-October 18, 2015.

Publication History

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 34, 90, 92-93, 255, ill. p. 91, no. 19.

Joachim Homann, Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960, Munich, London, New York: Delmonico Books / Prestel, 2016, 176 pp., ill. p. 52.


Cora McDevitt Wilson (1880-1975), The Book & Print Shop, Hanover, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1944.

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