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Two Bears, Small Scale, [Bronze]

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Title

Two Bears, Small Scale, [Bronze]

Subject

Animal sculpture--20th century

Description

Two Bears, maquette, 1965
Bronze

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks
1994.052

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

1962

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

15.5" h

Materials

Bronze

Catalog Number

1994.052

Object Location

Main Exhibit Gallery

Provenance

05/26/1994 gifted to MFSM

Notes

From Jennifer Lentz (Collection Documentation Intern 1991-1992)

From a memo dated October 23, 1991:

"In the Kate Bromley Papers she states that in 1954 while she was in Mr. Fredericks' studio she saw a small-scale composition of a mother bear and cub sitting back to back. The first firm date we have for Two Bears is 1964. I asked both Molly and Mr. Fredericks if the composition was created before 1964 and they both said no. I did not mention the reference in the Kate Bromley Papers.

There is a small-scale Two Bears at the Royal Oak Public Library. In their biography file on Fredericks there is a memo that states that Fredericks gave it to the library in 1962. At a later date I asked Mr. Fredericks about this. He said that is was correct. He made the small-scale in 1962 before completing the full-scale in 1964. I asked him if the small-scale was done any earlier than 1962 and he said no."


From a memo dated September 18, 1991:

"RE: Two Bears small-scale at Quarton Elementary School in Birmingham
They have a small-scale bronze dated 1967. There is no plaque but it is titled "Friends Big and Little".

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