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    MARSHALL M. FREDERICKS (American, 1908-1998)
    Warrior Saint, from Seven Saints and Sinners, 1939
    Bronze with green patina
    33 inches (83.8 cm) high on 4 inches high onyx base

    FROM THE ESTATE OF RAY F. FLEMING

    NOTE:
    Marshall Fredericks created the thirty three-inch tall The Saints and Sinners in 1939 while at Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. These seven figures are in the style of jamb statues found in the portals of Gothic cathedrals. Attached to columns, sculptors lengthened these figures with unnatural proportions. Fredericks' figures all conform to this elongated shape and he has amusingly balanced them atop small orbs.

    Although they are very similar in style, each one is individualized and possesses distinguishing attributes that in some way identifies them. The theme of this piece seems to parody the Seven Deadly Sins with Christian characters.

    Warrior Saint
    is dressed in armor, has a long beard, and wears a halo. His left hand is placed on his beard, his head tilted to one side as he appears to be alert and ready for battle, yet he has no weapon.

    In 1976, Fredericks enlarged these figures from the small-scale version that he had created in 1939 to nine-feet for the fountain in front of the Kresge Library at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. A full-scale bronze casting of The Saints and Sinners can also be found at the Midland Center for the Arts in Midland, Michigan.

    We want to thank Mrs. Melissa Ford from the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan for providing the above information.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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