"It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the

  • George Ortman, "It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the , 1965, oil on canvas and wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.230

Title
"It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part."--James Madison, The Federalist Papers , 1788. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1965
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
48 1/4 x 48 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. (122.6 x 122.6 x 14 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas and wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Emblem – cross
  • Abstract – geometric
Object Number
1984.124.230
Palette
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