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Unidentified sketches

Graphite on perforated steno pad paper
6" x 9"

Unidentified sketches, possibly for "Persephone (Bacchante)" and Sun Dial Airport Beacon.

Unidentified sketch of bases

Graphite on card stock
3.25" x 5.5"

Unidentified sketch of bases, possibly for "Baboon Fountain (Board of Directors Fountain)" for the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Sketch of Ayershire cow

Graphite on tracing paper
4.25" x 4.75"

Sketch of Ayershire cow for unidentified project. Possibly unrealized.

Drawing also contains small figure sketch, possibly for "Saints and Sinners"

Sketch for unidentified buffalo medal

Graphite on tracing paper
9" x 5"

Sketch for unidentified buffalo medal. Possibly unrealized.

Sketches for "The Friendly Frog" and "The Friendly Dragon".

Graphite and ink on steno pad paper
6" x 9"

Sketches for "The Friendly Frog" and "The Friendly Dragon".

Also includes sketches of whales and playground equipment.

Sketch for "Saints and Sinners"

Graphite on paper
5" x 8.5"

Fredericks created the thirty-inch tall The Saints and Sinners in 1939 while at Cranbrook.

These seven figures are in the style of jamb statues found in the portals of Gothic cathedrals. Attached to columns, sculptors lengthened these figures with unnatural proportions. Fredericks' figures all conform to this…

Sketch of hawk

Graphite on card stock
3.25" x 5.5"

Sketch of hawk, possibly for "Levi L. Barbour Memorial Fountain" on Belle Isle.

Unidentified sketch

Ink on paper
5" x 5.25"

Unidentified sketch of hand holding orb, possibly unrealized.

Sketches for "Colt and Pigs"

Pencil on yellow drawing paper
5.5" x 3.5"

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…