HARRY JACKSON (1924-2011)
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John Wayne: First Unfinished Model for the Monument

HARRY JACKSON (1924-2011)
John Wayne: First Unfinished Model for the Monument
inscribed '© Harry Jackson 1981/WUB 11' with artist's thumbprint, stamped 'WF' with the Wyoming Foundry Studios seal 'WFS/ITALIA' and inscribed 'JOHN WAYNE/FIRST UNFINISHED MODEL/FOR THE MONUMENT/HARRY JACKSON' (along the base)
bronze with brown patina
38 in. high (96.52 cm.) on a 1 3⁄4 in. (4.4 cm.) wooden base
Modeled in 1980; cast by 1982.
Private collection, Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Christie’s, New York, 6 December 1991, lot 105, sold by the above.
Charles R. Wood, Lake George, New York, acquired from the above.
Charles R. Wood Foundation.
Sotheby's, New York, 18 May 2005, lot 172, sold by the above.
Acquired by the late owner from the above.
L. Pointer, D. Goddard, Harry Jackson, New York, 1981, p. 292, another example referenced.
J. Walker, et al., Harry Jackson: Forty Years of His Work 1941-1981, Cody, Wyoming, 1981, pp. 107-08, another example illustrated.
F. Pezzini, Harry Jackson: Trent’annia in Versilia, exhibition catalogue, Camaiore, Italy, 1985, another example illustrated.

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Lot Essay

John Wayne: First Unfinished Model for the Monument was conceived in 1980 as the study for Jackson’s monumental depiction of the late actor The Horseman, installed along Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California. The present bronze is cast number 11 from an edition of 20 examples in this scale. An edition of 40 bronzes without the bas-relief base was also cast.

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