Nast's First Caricature - John Bull
In January of 1863, Harper's Weekly published Nast's first caricature cartoon - a boy frightening John Bull with the cry of "Here Comes General Butler!" - the latter having been denounced as "a brute" by the London Times. The picture was good enough but it gave no promise of the power and style which would make his individual caricature famous.
Paine, Albert Bigelow Th. Nast: His Period and His Pictures (New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, 1904)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman