LOT 268

Harry Jackson


John Wayne, First Unfinished Model for the Monument

MEDIUM: Bronze, cast WU B9

DIMENSIONS: 40 1/2 inches overall height

ESTIMATE: $15,000.00 - $25,000.00

Signed, titled and dated 1981

Includes copy of Certificate of Origin

SHIPPING DIMENSIONS: 40.5 x 28.25 x 14.75 inches - 300 lbs.

Additional Information

Accompanied with this lot is a Certificate of Origin.

Harry Jackson (American, 1924- 2011). This bronze statue of John Wayne by Harry Jackson was conceived in 1980 as his study for a larger-than-life sculpture of the legendary Western actor on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Jackson’s realistic bronze equestrian sculpture and its impressive bas-relief base featuring scenes of a cattle stampede and a prairie cowboy burial resonates with the tradition of Charles Russell and Frederic Remington. Stunning and in superb condition, a limited-edition bronze by Harry Jackson depicting his friend, the legendary John Wayne.

Harry Jackson and John Wayne were friends, and following Wayne’s death in 1979, Jackson was commissioned to create a monumental tribute to Wayne. The bronze in this lot was part of a limited-edition in preparation for “The Horseman” – a monumental 6 ton, 21-foot-tall bronze – that took 3 1/2 years to create and captured the “spirit of the Old West and the ideal of the great American cowboy.”


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