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Julia Hall and Dr. Nielsen pose with "Nordic Swan and the Ugly Duckling" (Hans Christian Andersen Fountain) in in Skælskør, Denmark

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This sculpture represents Fredericks' interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen's popular story, The Ugly Duckling. Unlike Fredericks' portrayals of other literary subjects, this sculpture illustrates not one moment in the story, but two.

Fredericks placed the unhappy duckling driven from place to place because of his ugliness at the base of…