"Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them."--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations, VIII:59. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

  • Jacob Lawrence, "Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them."--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations, VIII:59. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man., 1958, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.171

Title
"Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them."--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations, VIII:59. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artists
Date
1958
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
20 3/4 x 16 3/4 in. (52.6 x 42.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – male and child
  • Allegory – civic – unity
  • Allegory – life – humanity
  • Landscape – tree
  • Animal – bird
Object Number
1984.124.171
Palette
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