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Sketches for 1939 National Products Competition

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Title

Sketches for 1939 National Products Competition

Subject

Drawing, American--20th century.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Description

Graphite on paper
8.5" x 11.25"

Fredericks designed this series for a national products competition in 1939 in hopes that they would be placed on a government building in Washington DC, but the building was never built. The series consisted of 12 reliefs. Three are located at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum: "Cotton Pickers," "Colt and Pigs," and "Steers". Later Marshall grouped these three with "Sheep (The Guests Have Arrived)" and "Chimpanzee (Philosopher").

Cast in bronze in 1955, "Sheep (The Guests Have Arrived)" depicts a flock of seven foreshortened sheep staring straight ahead at the viewer. Two smaller sheep, possibly lambs, are included in the bottom right hand corner. Fredericks incorporated a great deal of detail in each of the sheep, especially in their fluffy wool coats.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series VIII, Cabinet 1 Drawer 1 Folder 1

Date

c. 1939

Rights

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

Relation

VIII-01-01-01

Format

image/jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Graphite drawing

Identifier

1998.001.VIII.003

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Original Format

Graphite drawing

Physical Dimensions

8.5" x 11.25"

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