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Lakeland in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

‘Mute Swan Protecting Her Cygnets’

by Ian G. Brennan 2012

 
 
‘Mute Swan Protecting Her Cygnets’ Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, December 13, 2018
1. ‘Mute Swan Protecting Her Cygnets’ Marker
Inscription.  
Ian G. Brennan, Sculptor to the
‘Most noble Order of the Garter” and
“Most Honourable Order of the Bath’,
has been a contemporary sculptor and
woodcarver to the British Royal
Household since 1989.
‘Mute Swan protecting her Cygnets”
is an original master sculpture
carved from a single English Lime
wood log in 1992. The original
carving is 27” tall and 34” wide and
was enlarged to achieve the
commissioned 8’ tall bronze
‘Mute Swan protecting her Cygnets’
for the City of Lakeland.

Historically swans have graced the
City of Lakeland’s lakes. In the early
1950’s, a swan epidemic eliminated
the colony in Lakeland.
Through the generosity of a local
family, the Queen of England gifted a
pair of Mute Swans from the Royal
flock to the City. Two English white
mute swans were released on Lake
Morton February 9, 1957.
The descendent swan population
remains a treasure of the
community today.

 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArts, Letters, MusicParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 28° 2.653′ N, 81° 57.225′ W. Marker is in Lakeland, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Massachusetts Ave and Main St., on the right when traveling north on S. Massachusetts Ave. Located at the entrance to Kryger Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 S Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland FL 33801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Allen Kryger (within shouting distance of this marker); Munn Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Munn Park Historic District (about 800 feet away); Polk Theatre and Office Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The Oates Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Second Mass. Infantry Camp (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Women's Club of Lakeland (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Sorosis Club Building (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeland.
 
‘Mute Swan Protecting Her Cygnets’ Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, December 13, 2018
2. ‘Mute Swan Protecting Her Cygnets’ Marker
Mute Swan Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, December 13, 2018
3. Mute Swan Sculpture
Mute swan on Lake Morton, Lakeland, Florida image. Click for full size.
4. Mute swan on Lake Morton, Lakeland, Florida
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 21, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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