177 G. Harvey -When Lightning Rules the Sky

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Category Art
Auction Currency USD
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When Lightning Rules the Sky
Artist: G. Harvey
Date of Birth: 1933-2017
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 x 50 inches
Signed: Signed lower left
Verso: Signed, titled and dated 1991 verso
Frame/Outer Dim: 44 x 64 x 5
Here’s how the screenplay opens:
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.