Auction 2018 - Sold

Lot 177

This lot was auctioned April 7th.

G. Harvey
When Lightning Rules the Sky
Oil on canvas
30 x 50 inches
FRAMED/BASE: 44 x 64 x 5 inches
ESTIMATE: $ 125,000 - $ 175,000
Signed lower left
Signed, titled and dated 1991 verso
Sold For: $ 187,200
Includes buyer's premium

Additional Details

Here’s how the screenplay opens: EXTERIOR. NIGHT. THE GREAT PLAINS. A riderless horse in a lightning-driven stampede. Yellow-slickered cowboys crane their necks, stand in the saddle, and yell, searching for their lost comrade, but they have the herd, their own horses, and their own skins to look out for. It couldn’t be louder, wetter, darker, or more dangerous. And the chances that their friend has survived dwindle with each long second between the flash of the bolt and the crash of thunder… And the movie rolls from there. All the greats painted or sculpted this scene: Remington, Russell, Johnson, Leigh, Jackson. Classic.

Condition Report

In excellent condition. No apparent evidence of inpaint under UV light. No problems to note.


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