The Old Print Shop

Britannia Lionizing Our Modern Ulysses.

  • ARTIST: Thomas Nast

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Harper's Weekly.. June 30, 1877.

  • MEDIUM: Wood engraving,

    DATE: 1877.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 19 3/4 x 13 5/8" (50.2 x 34.6 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Additional text reads, "'My heart burns for the prudent, ill-fated Ulysses, who, in a sea-grit island, where is the centre of the sea, a woody island, and in her mansion a goddess dwells, the daughter of the all-wise Atlas, who kens the depth of the whole sea. But his daughter detains (Ulysses) unhappy lamenting (?): and she continually soothes him with soft and winning words.' - The Odyssey of Homer." <br><br> President Ulysses S. Grant ended his second term in March of 1877 and set out on a two year world tour, which began in Liverpool, England that May. His reputation as a Civil War hero and U.S. president saw him warm welcome and he met with many of the world's leaders and politicians (including the Queen of England, the Chancellor of Germany and the Emperor of Japan).


  • CONDITION: Good condition.