"The reason, in respect of which we are rational beings, is common: if this is so, common also is thereason which commands us what to do, and what not to do; if this is so, there is a common law also
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Creator Name: Erni, Hans
Creator Nationality: European; Swiss
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: born Switzerland 1909
Creator Name-CRT: Hans Erni
Title: "The reason, in respect of which we are rational beings, is common: if this is so, common also is thereason which commands us what to do, and what not to do; if this is so, there is a common law also
Title Type: Title
Title: we are members of some political community; if this is so, the world is in a manner a state...My natureis rational and social; and my city and country, so far as I am Antonius, is Rome;
Title: but so far as I am a man, it is the world."--Marcus Aurelius Antonius, 121-180. From the series GreatIdeas of Western Man.
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Creation Start Date: 1950
Creation End Date: 1950
Creation Date: 1950
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: gouache, scratchwork and india ink on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 18 9/16 x 14 1/8 in. (47.1 x 35.8 cm.)
Inscriptions: center right in ink: ernibacking verso upper center in pencil: (arrow pointingupward)/GI-7/F.frame recto center left printed: "The reason, in respect of which we arerational beings, is common; if this...frame verso interior upper right in felt-tippedpen and ink: CA-7 G-6 (written sideways)
AMICA Contributor: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 1984.124.88
Credit Line: Gift of Container Corporation of America
AMICA ID: SAAM.1984.124.88
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum
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