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

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

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lithograph
Object Type
Lithograph
Date made
ca 1840
depicted
Jesus Christ
Saint Thomas the Apostle
maker
D.W. Kellogg and Company
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 12 in x 10 in; 30.48 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2968
catalog number
60.2968
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Costume
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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