Jackson, Andrew

The honour of creating the first equestrian statue in the world of a monumental size, featuring a rearing horse – and not using its tail or anything else as a support – goes to Clark Mills, who created the statue of Jackson. It may be said that the Jackson statue lacks the size necessary to give it impressiveness (the statue is often referred to as ‘the hobbyhorse’), but the achievement of Mills was admirable, as he was a wholly self-taught artist who had never even seen an equestrian statue before he started this one.

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