"Providence has not created mankind entirely independent or

  • Feliks Topolski, "Providence has not created mankind entirely independent or , 1952, conte crayon on paper mounted on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.289

Title
"Providence has not created mankind entirely independent or entirely free. It is true that around every man a fatal circle is traced beyond which he cannot pass, but within the wide verge of that circle he is powerful and free; as it is with man, so with communities. The nations of our time cannot prevent the conditions of men from becoming equal; but it depends upon themselves whether the principle of equality is to lead them to servitude or freedom, to knowledge or barbarism, to prosperity or wretchedness."--Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1952
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 13 3/4 x 11 in. (35.0 x 27.8 cm) irregular
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
conte crayon on paper mounted on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure – fragment – face
  • Occupation – writer
  • Portrait male – de Tocqueville, Alexis – head
Object Number
1984.124.289
Palette
Linked Open Data
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