Don Quixote, Full Scale, [Bronze]

Dublin Core

Title

Don Quixote, Full Scale, [Bronze]

Subject

Figure sculpture, American--20th century

Description

DON QUIXOTE de la MANCHA, 1937
Bronze, cast 1988
Cast in public collection:
MFSG garden, bronze, 1988

Cervantes' "Don Quixote de la Mancha" is a masterpiece of world literature. It is as well known and loved today as when it was first issued in 1605. Cervantes glorified Knight Errantry with his parody of the romances of chivalry. Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho Panza roamed the Spanish countryside in search of adventures. Fredericks' sculpture relays the whimsical quality of Don Quixote. This whimsey is evident in his expression and posture as well as in the way he is modeled. The form is highly stylized and hard-edged. Notice his pointed beard, mustache and armor. The surface is smooth and there are few details. Located in a display case at the front of the gallery is a small-scale version in which you can see the details of his face more clearly.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

1988

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

45.625" h

Materials

Bronze

Catalog Number

1994.030

Object Location

Main Exhibit Gallery

Provenance

05/26/1994 gifted to MFSM

Notes

From Jennifer Lentz (Collection Documentation Intern 1991-1992)

Memo dated April 9, 1992:

"RE: Don Quixote
I asked Molly to ask Mr. Fredericks about the date of the small and large Don Quixote. She said he made the small one first in 1937 and then a year later he made the larger version."

Files

1994.030.jpg

Citation

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998, “Don Quixote, Full Scale, [Bronze],” Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, accessed July 14, 2024, https://omeka.svsu.edu/items/show/5220.