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Sketches for "Horseless Carriage (Model S. Ford, Children and Animals - Sunday Afternoon)"

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Title

Sketches for "Horseless Carriage (Model S. Ford, Children and Animals - Sunday Afternoon)"

Subject

Drawing, American--20th century.
Figure drawing.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Public Works of Art Project (United States)

Description

Graphite on paper
5.5" x 8.5"

Fredericks received this commission as a
result of an honorable mention in a section of Fine Arts Competition at the World’s Fair in New York in 1939. He carved the original limestone relief that was placed in the
public lobby of the Post Office in River Rouge, Michigan.

Because the automobile industry was the most important factor in the development of the Detroit area, the sculptor has chosen to depict one of the very early cars. The “horseless carriage”, with its two occupants, speeds along, leaving a trail of dust and smoke. Two children and a dog run delightedly beside the car while pigs and chickens flee in terror.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series VIII, Cabinet 1 Drawer 12 Folder 5

Date

c. 1939

Rights

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

Relation

VIII-01-12-05

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Graphite drawing

Identifier

1998.001.VIII.888

Drawing Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Graphite drawing

Physical Dimensions

5.5" x 8.5"

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