"Rabbit" from "Gazelle Fountain"

Dublin Core

Title

"Rabbit" from "Gazelle Fountain"

Subject

Animal sculpture--20th century.
Bronze sculpture, American--20th century.
Brookgreen Gardens
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Outdoor sculpture--United States.
Public sculpture, American

Description

In 1936, Fredericks won a National Award Competition to design a fountain for the Levi L. Barbour Memorial, located on Belle Isle, an island park in Detroit, Michigan. Mounted 16 feet high on a granite pedestal, the bronze sculpture sits in a fountain basin. Four small carved granite animals surround the gazelle.

Fredericks said: “I used this gazelle which to me has always been…sort of the perfection of the four-leggeds. …[I]t’s just a marvelous expression of the animal kingdom, and the lines of it are so beautiful and it just seemed to set itself up as a natural in that marvelous natural environment [of] Belle Isle.”

Leaping Gazelle is the first commission Fredericks received and it initiated his career as a distinguished public sculptor.

Gazelle Fountain is located at Brookgreen Gardens, Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 14 Folder 1

Date

n.d.

Rights

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

Relation

V-14-01

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Coverage

Pawleys Island (S.C.)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Black and white print

Physical Dimensions

5" x 7"

Files

Item #1978.jpg

Citation

“"Rabbit" from "Gazelle Fountain",” Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, accessed February 27, 2024, https://omeka.svsu.edu/items/show/1978.