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Harry Jackson (American, 1924-2011) Pony Express (First Study)

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3248B
Lot:
269
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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3248B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 10, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Harry Jackson (American, 1924-2011)

Pony Express (First Study)
Signed, dated, and titled "© H. Jackson 63" and "PF 37" with faint thumbprint on opposite sides of the bronze base.
Bronze with green/brown patina, height 10 1/4 in. (25.8 cm) on a contoured marble plinth.
Condition: Dust and dirt to interstices.

Provenance: The collection of Joseph Thomas Alvarez III, California.

N.B. The first study for Pony Express was created by Harry Jackson "...in a few hours of white-hot inspiration one night in 1963..." He describes it as "...absolutely spontaneous and unquestioning and flows directly from an inner consciousness, right out of my medicine bundle." (1)

The lot is accompanied by a Certificate of Origin, signed by Harry Jackson, and dated January 4, 2005.

1. Larry Pointer and Donald Goddard, Harry Jackson, (New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1981), p. 240.
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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Keywords

Harry N. Abrams Inc., Joseph Thomas Alvarez III, Larry Pointer, Donald Goddard, American Old West, Artists, Central Overland Route, Harry Jackson, Pony Express, Postal history of the United States, Regions of the United States, Utah War, Visual arts

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