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Study for "Colt and Pigs" for Sandwich, Illinois post office

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Title

Study for "Colt and Pigs" for Sandwich, Illinois post office

Subject

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

Description

Graphite on tracing paper
16" x 18.25"

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

"The Family (Farm Animals)," the work approved by the Section for the Sandwich, Illinois post office, features 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.

Fredericks designed "Colt and Pigs" as part of a 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 Pickers," "Colt and Pigs," and "Steers". Later Marshall grouped these three with "Sheep (The Guests Have Arrived)" and "Chimpanzee (Philosopher").

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series VIII, Cabinet 1 Drawer 7 Folder 2

Date

c. 1941

Rights

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

Relation

VIII-01-07-02

Format

image/jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Graphite drawing

Identifier

1998.001.VIII.183

Drawing Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Graphite drawing

Physical Dimensions

16" x 18.25"