Farm Animals [Plaster]

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Title

Farm Animals [Plaster]

Subject

Animal sculpture--20th century

Description

THE FAMILY (FARM ANIMALS), 1941
Plaster original

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks
1991.076


Fredericks received this commission as a result of an honorable mention in the Section of Fine Arts World's Fair Competition. The finished terracotta relief originally hung over the Postmaster's door and was done under the Section of Fine Arts Public Buildings Administration Federal Works Agency.

A mare and colt dominate the center portion of the relief. Balancing on either side are a ewe with two lambs and a sow with one of her pudgy shoats. Each of the animals expresses a vitality that suggests the active life and abounding health of the locality.

An image of this relief can be seen on page 36 of the book Marshall M. Fredericks, Sculptor.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

1941

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

50" x 46"

Materials

Plaster full-scale

Catalog Number

1991.076

Object Location

Main Exhibit Gallery

Provenance

1989 March, 22 Gift to Museum and SVSU Board of Control

Notes

MF archives copy:
This relief originally hung over the Postmaster's door and was done under the Section of Fine Arts Public Buildings Administration Federal Works Agency. Fredericks received this commission as a result of an honorable mention in the Section of Fine Arts World's Fair Competition.
A mare and colt dominate the center portion of the relief. Balancing on either side are a ewe with two lambs and a sow with one of her pudgy shoats. Each of the animals expresses a vitality that suggests the active life and abounding health of the locality.

Molly Barth copy:
The next relief is the model for Farm Animals. A terracotta cast is located at the post office in Sandwich, Illinois. The mare and colt and pigs and sheep with the little lambs represent farming, the chief industry in Sandwich, Illinois at that point in time, 19??. [comment on W.P.A.]

Files

1991.076.jpg

Citation

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998, “Farm Animals [Plaster],” Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, accessed April 14, 2024, https://omeka.svsu.edu/items/show/5126.