Circus Clown


Many of us remember Fredericks' graceful clowns on the lobby walls inside the Ford Auditorium, the former home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, in downtown Detroit. But one of his earliest creations of a clown was possibly the most rewarding.

In the late 1930s, Fredericks, the assistant to the renowned Carl Milles, Cranbrook Sculptor-in-Residence, had created "Circus Clown". He loved to tell about the day sculptor Carl Milles first saw the sculpture. "Marshall," Milles exclaimed, "I wish I'd done that." Thrilled by Milles' praise, Fredericks considered this the greatest compliment he could have received from his mentor.

Elegant and inviting, "Circus Clown" beckons us to the mysteries and excitement of the circus. Fredericks' bronze casting captures both his poise and the perfection of his costume. With his arms outspread in welcome, "Circus Clown" is delicately balanced on a big top, encircled by marching elephants and a circus

This bronze sculpture was cast in a limited number edition of 7 after Mr. Fredericks' death in 1998. The "Circus Clown" measures 27" x 11 1/2" x 6" and sits on a black marble base with Fredericks' favorite green patina.

There is only one of this impressive sculpture left in stock, so do not hesitate to purchase it for your home or as a gift. Contact us at 989-964-7125 or send an email to for more information or to purchase this sculpture.

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  • Model: Circus Clown
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Marshall Fredericks

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 10 December, 2009.