"Men are men before they are lawyers or physicians or

  • Ben Shahn, "Men are men before they are lawyers or physicians or , 1955, brush and ink on paper mounted on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.264

Title
"Men are men before they are lawyers or physicians or manufacturers; and if you make them capable and sensible men they will make themselves capable and sensible lawyers and physicians."--John Stuart Mill, Inaugural Address at St. Andrew's, 1867. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1955
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 22 7/8 x 13 5/8 in. (58.1 x 34.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
brush and ink on paper mounted on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure – fragment – face
  • Literature – Mill – Inaugural Address at St. Andrews
  • Figure – fragment – hand
Object Number
1984.124.264
Palette
Linked Open Data
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