The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.”–Montesquieu, Spirit of the laws, 1748. From the series Great Ideas.

  • Lemuel B. Line, "The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy."--Montesquieu, Spirit of the laws, 1748. From the series Great Ideas., 1952, opaque watercolor on fiberboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.183

Title
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.”–Montesquieu, Spirit of the laws, 1748. From the series Great Ideas.
Artist
Date
1952
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2424 in. (61.061.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
opaque watercolor on fiberboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure male – bust
  • Architecture – classical
  • Literature – Montesquieu
  • Abstract
Object Number
1984.124.183
Palette
Linked Open Data
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