New York Library Lions Bookends - Patience & Fortitude - Edward Clark Potter, NY Public Library, Main Branch, 1911 - EXCLUSIVE
EXCLUSIVE to MUSEUM STORE COMPANY. Patience and Fortitude are the world-renowned pair of marble lions who proudly stand guard before the Main Branch of the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan. Described as "New York';s (New York City';s) most lovable public sculpture" by the architecture critic Paul Goldberger, since their dedication on May 23rd, 1911, they are the most well known and famous work of American sculptor Edward Clark Potter (1857-1923), and are a destination for visitors worldwide, and was even featured as the hiding place for the cowardly lion in the film / motion picture The Wiz.
7.5"H, Base 4.25x7x4, 9 lbs for the PAIR (4.5 lbs each), Cultured Marble / Stone : Antique Stone Finish