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German Philosopher [Bronze]

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Title

German Philosopher [Bronze]

Subject

Figure sculpture, American--20th century

Description

Portrait of a German Philosopher, 1931
Bronze, cast before 1961

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks
1994.014

Fredericks never identified by name the German philosopher he portrayed during his travel and study in Germany following the months he spent as an assistant in the studio of Carl Milles in Stockholm. In 1991 he indicated that he had shipped a German Philosopher, Nobujii Yoshida, and Lloyd Westbrook to the U.S. during his youthful sojourn. However, this cast has a Bedi Rassy foundry mark, indicating it was cast in New York City before that foundry became the Bedi Makky Foundry. The location of the early German cast is unknown.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

1931

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

19.5" x 10" x 11"

Materials

Bronze

Catalog Number

1994.014

Object Location

Main Exhibit Gallery

Provenance

05/26/1994 gifted to MFSM

Notes

From Jennifer Lentz (Collection Documentation Intern 1991-1992)

Memo dated October 23, 1991:

"RE: Portrait of a German Philosopher, Nubujii Yoshida, Portrait of Lloyd Westbrook (Portrait of a Young Man)
All of these were done in 1931 while Fredericks was in Germany and he had them shipped back to the United States when he returned. Lloyd Westbrook was his roommate for a time in Germany. I think that the portrait head of a German Philosopher was also done in Germany. It was done in 1931."

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