William Norman Ritchie

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William Norman Ritchie
1865 or 1866-1947
J. Pierpont Morgan Straddling Europe and America
ca. 1910
Pen and black ink over graphite on paper.
13 3/4 x 17 1/16 inches (349 x 435 mm)

Title supplied by cataloger.
Cartoon probably intended for publication in an unidentified periodical.


Signed "Norman" by the artist at lower left.


Cartoon shows J. Pierpont Morgan astride Europe and America like a colossus, the Atlantic Ocean beneath him, with one foot in France and the other near Wall Street; in both hands he grips a web of rope or string attached to the various financial institutions and industries of the world; on his lapel is a tag reading "American Citizen".