Harry Jackson (b. 1924)
'The Marshall'
signed and dated in paint '© Harry Jackson 1981', inscribed '© Harry Jackson 1980/The Marshall/MAF 2P' and stamped 'WFS Italy' with artist's thumbprint (on the base)
polychrome bronze
57 in. (144.8 cm.) high
L. Pointer and D. Goddard, Harry Jackson, New York, 1981, p. 248-249, 251, pl. 314-315, 317, illustrations of other examples.
P. Smith, Harry Jackson: 30 Years of Working in Versilia, Camaiore, Italy, 1985, p. 56, illustration of another example.

Lot Essay

Conceived in 1969, The Marshall depicts John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn in the film True Grit, a role for which the actor received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' award for Best Actor in 1969. The equestrian portrait was originally commissioned for the cover of the August 8, 1969 issue of Time magazine.

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