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.

Media - 1984.124.171 - SAAM-1984.124.171_2 - 134945
Copied 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 on fiberboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.171

Artwork Details

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.
Date
1958
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
20 3416 34 in. (52.642.4 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of Container Corporation of America
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on fiberboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group — male and child
  • Landscape — tree
  • Allegory — civic — unity
  • Animal — bird
Object Number
1984.124.171