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Carver: Henry Gudgell, American, 1826–1895

Cane

ca. 1867

Ebonized wood

37 x 1 1/2 in. (94 x 3.8 cm) other: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Director’s Purchase Fund
1968.23
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Geography: 
Made in Livingston County, Missouri
Status: 
On view*
Bibliography: 

Allan Weiss, “An Odyssey: Finding the Other Henry Gudgell Walking Stick,” Folk Art: Magazine of the American Folk Art Museum (Fall 2008): 52–53, ill.

Helen A. Cooper et al., Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008), 21, 56–57, no. 25, ill.

Pamela Franks and Robert E. Steele, Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2010), 10, 12, 43, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.