Harry Jackson (American, 1924-2011)
Sacajawea-Indian Mother and Child, 1st Working Model for a Monument (with child)
Signed and dated "© Harry Jackson 1981" in ink along the bottom edge; signed, dated, and numbered "© Harry Jackson 1980" and "SBU 11P" with the artist's Wyoming Foundry Studio stamp and thumbprint, all incised in the bronze at the lower edge.
Painted bronze, height 25 in. (63.5 cm), on a plinth with a presentation plaque.
Condition: Dust and dirt to interstices, scattered minor abrasions to the painted surface.
Provenance: The collection of Joseph Thomas Alvarez III, California.
N.B. In this major study for the monument to Sacajawea, Lewis and Clark's Native American guide, Harry Jackson continued to expand the exploration of color in sculpture, on his way to realize what he described as three-dimensional paintings. Jackson created a number of studies for Sacajawea which became works in their own right. The full-scale Sacajawea, dedicated on July 4, 1980, measures 10 feet tall and stands in Cashman Greever Gardens of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming.
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