3 March 2011
Harry Jackson (b. 1924)
inscribed '© Harry Jackson 1980/THE MARSHAL/MAF/2P' (on the base)--stamped 'WFS Italy' and marked with the artist's thumbprint (on the base)--signed and dated in paint '© Harry Jackson 1981' (on the base)
bronze with polychrome patina
56 in. (142.2 cm.) high
Christie's, New York, 9 March 2007, lot 136.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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L. Pointer and D. Goddard, Harry Jackson, New York, 1981, pp. 248-49, 251, pl. 314-15, 317, other examples illustrated.
P. Smith, Harry Jackson: 30 Years of Working in Versilia, Camaiore, Italy, 1985, p. 56, another example illustrated.
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