HARRY JACKSON (1924–2011), Stampede (1959), bronze, 15 inches high
Estimate: $80,000-120,000 – To be sold in the 2016 Coeur d’Alene Art Auction
The 2016 Coeur d’Alene Art Auction – July 23 in Reno, Nevada
The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction is proud to offer seven important bronzes from the Estate of Harry Jackson at our 2016 sale to be heldJuly 23 in Reno.Harry Jackson’s son Matthew Jackson writes, “This collection of my father’s sculptures includes some of his best known and personally important works. The Stampede and Range Burial sculptures in this auction were center stage at my father’s house in Italy for as long as I can remember. They capture such intense and opposite moments in the life of a cowboy, during the time of cattle drives, yet they are balanced by each other.
“He was highly regarded for his ability to bring alive a moment in time. That point where the action is both frozen in bronze and bursting forth with dynamic energy. Two sculptures that best exemplify this ability are Pony Express and Two Champs.
“He was a lifelong portraitist. He started with an oil portrait of his mother and then a self-portrait when he was 12. The two portraits here of John Wayne and of Marie show his ability to express life in bronze. The head of Marie was done in preparation for his well-known sculpture of Sacagawea. Marie posed as the model for Sacagawea.John Wayne is a study for his 21 foot tall sculpture in Beverly Hills, California titled The Horseman which depicts John Wayne.”