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Sketches for University of Michigan Administration Building

Graphite on tracing paper
5.75" x 5.75"

Administration Building (now the Literature, Science and Arts Building) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Thirty cast aluminum, seven limestone and two bronze reliefs decorate the façades of the building.

Unidentified figure and animal sketches

Ink on perforated sketchbook paper
5" x 6.75"

Unidentified figure and animal sketches, possibly includes sketches of gazelle for "Levi L. Barbour Memorial Fountain" on Belle Isle.

Unidentified sketches, possibly for "Sheep (The Guests Have Arrived)"

Pencil on yellow drawing paper
5.5" x 8.5"

Unidentified sketches, possibly for "Sheep (The Guests Have Arrived)" or for unrealized sculpture featuring sheep with satyr.

Unidentified female portrait

Pencil on perforated steno pad

Unidentified female portrait, possibly unrealized.

Unidentified sketches of mountain goats and bighorn sheep

Pencil on yellow drawing paper
5.5" x 8.5"

Unidentified sketches of mountain goats and bighorn sheep, possibly early concept for "Levi L. Barbour Memorial Fountain" on Belle Isle or "Siberian Ram".

Unidentified sketches of various animals and female torso, possibly "Torso of a Dancer"

Pencil on yellow drawing paper
5.5" x 8.5"

Unidentified sketches of female torso and various animals, including horses, leopard, lions, mountain goat and ram. Sketches include early concepts for "Torso of a Dancer," "Siberian Ram" and the "Levi L. Barbour Memorial Fountain" on Belle Isle.

Unidentified sketches of various animals, including baboons, gazelle, panthers, owl, and rabbit

Graphite and ink on paper
8" x 5"

Unidentified sketches of various animals, including baboons, gazelle, panthers, owl, and rabbit. Sketches may include early concept for the "Levi L. Barbour Memorial Fountain" on Belle Isle.

Sketch for "Horseless Carriage (Model S. Ford, Children and Animals - Sunday Afternoon)"

Ink on tracing paper
6.75" x 6.25"

Fredericks received this commission as a result of an honorable mention in a section of Fine Arts Competition at the World’s Fair in New York in 1939. He carved the original limestone relief that was placed in the public lobby of the Post Office in River Rouge, Michigan.

Because the automobile industry…

Sketch for "Horseless Carriage (Model S. Ford, Children and Animals - Sunday Afternoon)"

Ink on tracing paper
5" x 10.75"

Fredericks received this commission as a result of an honorable mention in a section of Fine Arts Competition at the World’s Fair in New York in 1939. He carved the original limestone relief that was placed in the public lobby of the Post Office in River Rouge, Michigan.

Because the automobile industry was…