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Two Sisters (Mother and Child) [Bronze]

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Title

Two Sisters (Mother and Child) [Bronze]

Subject

Figure sculpture, American--20th century

Description

This is the full-scale model for the figures in the TWO SISTERS FOUNTAIN, which is located in a courtyard of Kingswood School Cranbrook. Smaller and earlier versions of these figures are included in a maquette for that fountain which is on display across the Museum. Fredericks enlarged the maquette to life size and cast this full-scale plaster original before leaving Cranbrook for military service in 1942. Yet the figures were not cast in bronze until 1965 when Robert Grindley decided that the composition would be an appropriate memorial for his wife. His two daughters attended Kingswood School, thus the fountain was named TWO SISTERS. The completed fountain is pictured on the photo wall at the front of the gallery.


Cast in 1988.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

1988

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Type

Sculpture

Coverage

University Center (Mich.)

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

81" x 28" x 24"

Materials

Bronze full-scale

Catalog Number

1991.130

Object Location

Sculpture Garden

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