Commemorative cane

Commemorative cane
Commemorative cane
Commemorative cane
Title
Commemorative cane
Date 
2005
Medium 
Wood, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 39 x 2 x 6 3/4 in. (99.1 x 5.1 x 17.1 cm)
Description 
New York Public Library Schwatzman Building Lion.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.114
Gallery Label 
Among the most iconic statutes in New York City are the beloved pair of lions in front of the main branch of the New York Public Library. They were named Patience and Fortitude by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. Vancouver yacht maker and cane carver Ivan Wilson was asked to create a cane that commemorated the lions. The cane handle was originally meant to have two lions, but Wilson instead opted for one lion, with one name on either side of the handle.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group