The Incredulity of St. Thomas by D.W. Kellogg and Company


This colored print depicts Saint Thomas putting his finger in the wound on Christ's side. Seven of the apostles look on in astonishment and joy. According to John (20:24 - 29), Thomas was not present when Christ first appeared before the apostles after his resurrection, and he refused to believe their account. Only when Christ appeared a second time and urged Thomas to touch his wounds, did the disciple profess his belief in Christ’s divinity. In response, Christ said: “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” This theme has inspired many paintings in the Western art, as well as countless sermons.

This lithograph was produced by the lithographic firm of D. W. Kellogg and Company. Daniel Wright Kellogg (1807-1874) founded the company in Hartford, Connecticut in 1830. Even before its first retail store opened in 1834, the D.W. Kellogg & Co. lithography firm was well established and popular in United States, particularly in the South and the Southwest. As the founding member of the family company, Daniel Wright Kellogg was responsible for the initial growth and popularity of the firm. After he left the company, it continued to flourish for decades under his younger brothers and other family members.

Date Made: ca 1840

Depicted: Jesus ChristSaint Thomas the ApostleMaker: D.W. Kellogg and Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Hartford

Subject: Costume


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Credit Line: Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.2968Catalog Number: 60.2968Accession Number: 228146

Object Name: lithographObject Type: Lithograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: image: 12 in x 10 in; 30.48 cm x 25.4 cm


Record Id: nmah_325248

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