In the state of nature, indeed, all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the laws.--Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws, 1748. From the series Great Ideas.

  • Burton Kramer, In the state of nature, indeed, all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the laws.--Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws, 1748. From the series Great Ideas., 1955, screenprint on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.166

Title
In the state of nature, indeed, all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the laws.--Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws, 1748. From the series Great Ideas.
Artist
Date
1955
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 13 1/4 x 7 7/8 in. (33.6 x 19.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums Description
screenprint on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – tool – scale
  • Figure female
  • Still life – weapon – sword
  • Allegory – quality – justice
Object Number
1984.124.166
Palette
Linked Open Data
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