Study for "Eaton War Memorial Eagle"

Dublin Core

Title

Study for "Eaton War Memorial Eagle"

Subject

Drawing, American--20th century.
Eaton Corporation
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Description

Pencil on paper
12" x 17.75"

The Eaton Manufacturing Company in Cleveland, Ohio commissioned this memorial in honor of the employees who died in World War II. A marble wall inscribed with the names of those employees who gave their lives for their country holds the bronze relief.

The eagle is the most prominent element. The simplified details of the eagle's body and feathers are typical of Fredericks’ style.

The face and obverse of the medallion are visible in the relief. The eagle’s talons grasp an olive branch and arrows signifying a capacity for both peace and war. On the obverse of the medallion, encircling the inscription is a laurel branch on the left and an oak branch on the right. These signify victory and strength.

Fredericks also designed a medallion for the Eaton Manufacturing Corporation in 1948.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series VIII, Cabinet 1 Drawer 6 Folder 2

Date

c. 1948

Rights

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

Relation

VIII-01-06-02

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Pencil drawing

Identifier

VIII.1998.001.489

Drawing Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Pencil drawing

Physical Dimensions

12" x 17.75"

Files

Item #6252.jpg

Citation

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998, “Study for "Eaton War Memorial Eagle",” Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, accessed May 18, 2024, https://omeka.svsu.edu/items/show/6252.