St. Nicholas, Wm. Croome, “A Visit from St. Nicholas”, Poets of America, 1840

The third depiction of St. Nicholas in America

A Visit From St Nicholas


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In 1840, artist William Croome created the third depiction of St. Nicholas in America to accompany “A Visit from St. Nicholas” in Poets of America, a volume of works by American poets.  St. Nick, looking over his shoulder, is wearing a small pack similar to that in Weir’s painting, a jaunty hat with a feather in it, and a well-trimmed beard.