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May 10, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

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

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


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 a 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 notarized by Simone R. Bauer on January 4, 2005.

1. Larry Pointer and Donald Goddard, Harry Jackson, (New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1981), p. 240.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

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Harry N. Abrams Inc., Joseph Thomas Alvarez III, Larry Pointer, Donald Goddard