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Print with Disraeli from an issue of Harper's Weekly

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    Print with Disraeli from an issue of Harper's Weekly


    Brief Narrative
    Print of a political cartoon by Thomas Nast from an 1875 issue of Harper's Weekly. It shows Disraeli, the In of the caption, then current Prime Minister of Great Britain, brandishing a pamphlet at Archbishop Manning. Behind Disraeli sits the Out, former PM, William Gladstone, the author of the pamphlet which asserts that the 1870 Vatican Council pronouncement of papal infallibility compromised the allegiance of Roman Catholics in Britain. Although the pamphlet was a public sensation, it did not create a political situation for Disraeli, still the only Jewish PM of Great Britain. He was head of the Conservative Party and served as PM in 1868 and from 1874-1880. This print is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials., while John Bull an
    Artwork Title
    The Outs Always Wake Up The Ins / Thomas Nast
    Series Title
    Harper's Weekly, January 2, 1875
    publication/distribution:  1875 January 02
    publication: New York (N.Y.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, top : 12 HARPER'S WEEKLY [January 2, 1875.
    front, bottom center, caption : THE OUTS ALWAYS WAKE UP THE INS. (See Page 10.) / "A former Minister (of Great Britain) whom I had believed rather moderate, and who, to say the truth, had never while in office manifested arrogance or violence toward the Catholic Church, intoxicated by the proceedings of another Minister in another State, has suddenly come forward like a Viper, assailing the Bark of St. Peter." -- Address of the Pope, Rome, November 10, 1874.
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Artist: Thomas Nast
    Publisher: Harper's Weekly
    The Katz Ehrenthal Collection is a collection of more than 900 objects depicting Jews and antisemitic and anti-Jewish propaganda from the medieval to the modern era, in Europe, Russia, and the United States. The collection was amassed by Peter Ehrenthal, a Romanian Holocaust survivor, to document the pervasive history of anti-Jewish hatred in Western art, politics and popular culture. It includes crude folk art as well as pieces created by Europe's finest craftsmen, prints and periodical illustrations, posters, paintings, decorative art, and toys and everyday household items decorated with depictions of stereotypical Jewish figures.

    Physical Details

    Physical Description
    Centerfold-type print removed from an issue of Harper's Weekly newpaper periodical. On the front is a wood engraving of scene with 4 men. A man with a large nose, in a top hat, vest, and suit, Disraeli, stands right of center and holds out a sheaf of papers in an accusing manner toward a man on the left, who wears a Catholic bishop's habit and looks back over his shoulder with a disapproving expression. The papers begins with the text: The Vatican Decrees in their bearing on Civil Allegiance, a political expostulation... On the wall behind the bishop is a sign: Archbishop Manning, the infallible Pope's representative in London. Standing behind Disraeli is a rotund man in a low topper,tailcoat and breeches, John Bull, the personification of England, who is frowning down a a man slumped on a bench, who wears wears a dark suit and has loose curl hanging over his forehead, Gladstone. Th. Nast is printed in the right bottom corner. The bifold illustration is on page 12; on the back, or page 11, are 4 columns of text on different topics.
    overall: Height: 11.250 inches (28.575 cm) | Width: 15.625 inches (39.688 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The print was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by the Katz Family.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Special Collection
    Katz Ehrenthal Collection
    Record last modified:
    2023-05-24 09:21:22
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