"Every man is the son of his own works."--Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

  • Leo Lionni, "Every man is the son of his own works."--Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man., 1967, oil on wood and paper mounted on wood base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.185

Title
"Every man is the son of his own works."--Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1967
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
14 x 11 x 1 in. (35.6 x 28.0 x 2.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on wood and paper mounted on wood base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – life – humanity
  • Figure group – male
Object Number
1984.124.185
Palette
Linked Open Data
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