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
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
48 1448 145 12 in. (122.6122.614 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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