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Star Dream, Maquette, Female Figure, Mold, [Plaster and Rubber]

Boat shaped plaster mold with rubber for Star Dream female figure. Written on it is "Royal Oak, Cleveland, Stall B, old #164, use mold release on shellacked surfaces even for wax, Star Dream, Female figure"

Flying Wild Gulls, Maquette

Model for Flying WIld Gulls made from duct tape and metal mounted to a black wood base.

Flying Wild Gulls, Maquette, [Metal]

Armature or model for Flying Wild Gulls made of sheet metal.

Flying Wild Gulls, Maquette, [Plaster, Wood, Duct Tape]

Flying Wild Gulls model made of wire, plaster, duct tape and silver paint on a wood base . Two Sea Gulls in flight.

Flying Pterodactyls, Maquette, [Plaster and Metal]

Flying Pterodactyl, maquette, 1958
Metal, wood and plaster

These armatures and maquettes illustrate the common working practices of traditional figurative sculptors like Fredericks. He fashioned the armatures from flexible wire and sheet metal to support the clay he would then model over those forms. The maquettes are small studies for larger…

American Eagle, Federal Reserve Bank Cincinnati, Maquette, [Aluminum]

Model for 21 foot sculpture on the John Weld Peck Building, Cincinnati, Ohio. This aluminum eagle mounted on wood, has wings spread and holds in his talons stalks of wheat in one talon and arrows in the other.

Indian and Wild Swans, Painted Maquette, [Plaster]

Plaster, sheet metal and metal wire maquette for the Indian and Wild Swans. The plaster has been painted a copper color and is mounted on a stained wood board. There is also a smaller maquette on the same board of the Indian with all four swans.

Armatures and maquettes for sculptures on display in the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Mrs. Dorothy (Honey) Arbury studied with Fredericks when she attended Kingswood School at the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in the 1930s. She met him through her uncle, Alden B. Dow, a prominent architect in Midland, Michigan, with whom Fredericks worked on architectural sculpture projects. In 1963, Mrs. Arbury was…