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, Gift of Derek Mason in memory of Daniel Jacobs, 2008.23, © 1984, Jack Earl

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
Location
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
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