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Lord Byron, Small-Scale, [Plaster]

Small plaster Lord Byron with a shellac coating on a wood base.

Lord Byron, Small-Scale, [Plaster]

"His last monumental work, Lord Byron, designed in 1938, enlarged by the artist, and cast posthumously in 1998 for the Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum paradoxically seems to refer back to Fredericks's earliest influences. This literary figure, clearly inspired by Rodin's Balzac, strikes a shameless dramatic pose: head flung back with his hand…

Lord Byron, Small-Scale, Mold, [Plaster and Rubber]

Mold for the small scale Lord Byron. Plaster mother mold with inner rubber mold and plaster core.

Lord Byron, Full Scale, Window Base, [Plaster]

Objects 2000.023.001, 2000.023.002, 2000.023.003, 2000.023.004, 2000.023.005, 2000.023.006, 2000.023.007 are the sections of the Lord Byron plaster Full-Scale model.

"His last monumental work, Lord Byron, designed in 1938, enlarged by the artist, and cast posthumously in 1998 for the Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum paradoxically seems to…

Lord Byron, Full Scale, [Metal]

Metal rod for Full-Scale clay Lord Byron. This was used for support for the armature and Full-Scale clay model.

Lord Byron, Full Scale, [Clay]

"His last monumental work, Lord Byron, designed in 1938, enlarged by the artist, and cast posthumously in 1998 for the Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum paradoxically seems to refer back to Fredericks's earliest influences. This literary figure, clearly inspired by Rodin's Balzac, strikes a shameless dramatic pose: head flung back with his hand…

Lord Byron, Full Scale, Mold, [Plaster]

Six sections from the full-scale mold for The Poet: Lord Byron. The yellowish discoloring is from shellac used to seal the plaster.

The Poet: Lord Byron, Full Scale, [Bronze]

Full size bronze of Lord Byron. Man with long coat with proper right arm raised to his head. Proper left arm is inside coat. His head is tilted back with a look of angst or euphoria on his face. This was the final sculpture of Fredericks which was completed 4 days before his death.

The Poet: Lord Byron [Bronze]

LORD BYRON, 1938
Bronze, cast c. 1985

When Fredericks was a teenager his inspiration was Lord Byron, the nineteenth-century Romantic poet who became associated with a haughty, melancholy mood. Fredericks presents Lord Byron in a dramatic pose with his head thrown back and hand raised to his forehead. He seems to suffer inner turmoil…

Bronze "Lord Byron" in Marshall Fredericks' Royal Oak studio

Located on the northwest corner of Normandy and Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak, Michigan, the building served as Fredericks' studio for over 50 years.