Sepia print of sketch for "Day" from "Night and Day Fountain" at Henry J. McMorran Auditorium

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Title

Sepia print of sketch for "Day" from "Night and Day Fountain" at Henry J. McMorran Auditorium

Subject

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

Description

Sepia print
16.5" x 13.75"

The Henry J. McMorran Auditorium in Port Huron, Michigan commissioned the Night and Day Fountain as well as a gold anodized aluminum Sculptured Clock for the building. Completed two years before the fountain’s installation, Fredericks conceived the sculptures and clock as a unified design concept.

In keeping with a long tradition in western art, the sculptor personified time with figures representing night and day. Night possesses long, smooth, graceful curves. Night floats upon a swan in flight, holding a small bird in her hand.

In comparison to Night, Day is more angular with more pronounced muscles and veins in his arms and hands. Day rests upon an otter which is hunting in a school of Northern pike.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series VIII, Cabinet 2 Drawer 4 Folder 5

Date

c. 1962

Rights

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

Relation

VIII-02-04-05

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Sepia print

Identifier

1998.001.VIII.339

Drawing Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sepia print

Physical Dimensions

16.5" x 13.75"

Files

1998_001_VIII_339.jpg

Citation

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998, “Sepia print of sketch for "Day" from "Night and Day Fountain" at Henry J. McMorran Auditorium,” Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, accessed June 21, 2024, https://omeka.svsu.edu/items/show/6930.