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May 31, 2020 12:00PMCalender

Harry Jackson (American, 1924-2011) Long Ballad

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3390B Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 31, 2020 12:00PM


Harry Jackson (American, 1924-2011)

Long Ballad
Initialed and dated "© HJ. 59" on the figure's left leg, numbered "28." on the right leg, titled on a presentation plaque.
Bronze with brown/green patina, height 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm), on a triangular marble plinth.
Condition: Dust and dirt to interstices.

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

N.B. Harry Jackson believed that the whole history of the cowboy lived through his songs. This figure from the late 1950s dates to the period of Jackson's particular interest in music and dance subjects. (See Lot 270, Peon Dancers.) Long Ballad was Jackson's first sculpture directly related to music and was created in conjunction with the release of his Folkways album "Harry Jackson, the Cowboy: His Songs, Ballads and Brag Talk."
Estimate $700-900

In the monogram the J is reversed and attached to the H. No visible foundry mark.

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Joseph Thomas Alvarez III