Bronze bust of Jocko Clark
Lot 46
S. Kawamura (Japanese) A bronze bust of Admiral J.J.(Jocko) Clark, U.S.N
24 in. (60.9 cm.) height.
Sold for US$ 1,250 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
S. Kawamura (Japanese)
A bronze bust of Admiral J.J.(Jocko) Clark, U.S.N
life-sized, with its original patina, the bust marked on reverse 'Vice Admiral J.J.Clark U.S. Navy January 1953'; together with a wartime period photograph of Clarke in battle dress, framed.
signed on the side 'Mrs S Kawamura Sc, Mar 1953, Yokosuma'
cast bronze
24 in. (60.9 cm.) height.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Felix de Weldon
    The War Museum

    Modeled from life in Felix de Weldon's studio in March 1953, this attractive bust of Clarke conjures the force of the man. Clark (1893-1971) had an impressive naval career, he was a native of Oklahoma and a member of the Cherokee tribe, the first native American to graduate from the United States Naval Academy in 1917. During WWII he commanded the carriers Suwannee and the Yorktown, and on promotion to Rear Admiral given Task Force 58 during the Marianas Campaign. His flag ship was the U.S.S. Hornet during the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
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