"Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what he thought he could not do, is valuable.."--Dr. Samuel Johnson, 1791. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

  • Milton Glaser, "Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what he thought he could not do, is valuable.."--Dr. Samuel Johnson, 1791. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man., 1957, India ink, gouache, watercolor, and varnish on paperboard mounted on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.108

Title
"Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what he thought he could not do, is valuable.."--Dr. Samuel Johnson, 1791. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1957
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 19 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. (50.3 x 47.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
India ink, gouache, watercolor, and varnish on paperboard mounted on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure – head
Object Number
1984.124.108
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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