"To tyrants, indeed, and bad rulers, the progress of knowledge

  • Lemuel B. Line, "To tyrants, indeed, and bad rulers, the progress of knowledge , 1955, oil on canvas mounted on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.182

Title
"To tyrants, indeed, and bad rulers, the progress of knowledge among the mass of mankind is a just object of terror: it is fatal to them and their designs."--Henry Brougham, Practical Observations upon the Education of the People, 1825. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1955
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
30 x 24 in. (76.3 x 61.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas mounted on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – accessory – glove
  • Object – foliage
Object Number
1984.124.182
Palette
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