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Unidentified sketches

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Graphite on perforated steno pad paper
6" x 9"

Unidentified sketches, possibly for "Persephone (Bacchante)" and Sun Dial Airport Beacon.

Sketch for "Celestial Fountain"

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Pencil and ink on tracing paper
11.75" x 18.5"

Fredericks submitted sketch models for "Celestial
Fountain" as a proposal for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Although not selected for inclusion at the Fair, another Fredericks’ sculpture, "Baboon Fountain," did appear at the entrance to the Glass Industries Building, Flushing Meadow-Corona Park,…

Bacchante (Persephone) [Bronze]

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Full-scale bronze of Persephone with green patina. Sculpture sits in the sculpture garden. Depicts a nude woman on her proper left knee with her hands raised at head level. She has long braids.

In Greek mythology, Persephone was the goddess of spring. She was abducted by Hades (known to the Romans as Pluto) and taken to the Underworld to be…

Persephone, Bacchante [Bronze]

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Persephone (Bacchante), 1932
Bronze, cast c. 1940

Gift of Rogers I. and Mary L. Marquis
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A bacchante is a female follower of Bacchus, the goddess of spring in Roman mythology. Bacchante are known for their gaiety, mad songs, and frenzied dancing. Fredericks captured the spirit of these creatures in this sculpture through the stout,…

Persephone, Bacchante [Plaster]

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Persephone (Bacchante), 1972
Plaster original

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks
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In Greek mythology, Persephone was the goddess of spring. She was abducted by Hades (known to the Romans as Pluto) and taken to the Underworld to be his wife. Her mother, Demeter (Ceres), the goddess of agriculture, searched the earth for her.…

"Persephone," "Achievement" and "Saints and Sinners" in the Royal Oak studio

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

Front view of "Persephone" (Bacchante) in the Sculpture Garden of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Front view of Persephone (Bacchante) in the Sculpture Garden of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum.tif
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…

"Persephone" (Bacchante) and "Siberian Ram" in the Sculpture Garden of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum in the rain

Persephone (Bacchante) and Siberian Ram in the Sculpture Garden of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum in the rain.tif
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…

"Persephone" (Bacchante) in the Sculpture Garden of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum in the rain

Persephone (Bacchante) in the Sculpture Garden of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum in the rain.tif
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…

"Persephone" (Bacchante) in the snowy Sculpture Garden of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Persephone (Bacchante) in the snowy Sculpture Garden of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum2.tif
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…