There was a little city, and few men lived within it, and there came a great king against it, and built great bulwarks against it. Now there was found in it a poor wise man and he by his wisdom delivered the city, yet no man remembered that same poor man.

  • Jack Earl, There was a little city, and few men lived within it, and there came a great king against it, and built great bulwarks against it. Now there was found in it a poor wise man and he by his wisdom delivered the city, yet no man remembered that same poor man., 1984, white earthenware and oil paint, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1984, Jack Earl, Gift of Derek Mason in memory of Daniel Jacobs, 2008.23

Title
There was a little city, and few men lived within it, and there came a great king against it, and built great bulwarks against it. Now there was found in it a poor wise man and he by his wisdom delivered the city, yet no man remembered that same poor man.
Artist
Date
1984
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
27 1/8 × 22 1/2 × 21 3/4 in. (68.9 × 57.0 × 55.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Derek Mason in memory of Daniel Jacobs

Mediums
Mediums Description
white earthenware and oil paint
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – house
  • Architecture – detail – porch
  • Figure female – full length
Object Number
2008.23
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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