"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
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
24 x 24 in. (61.0 x 61.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

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