A fabulous pair of rare McClelland Barclay Horse Head Bookends. Metal with a bronze finish-and a lovely verdigris patina. 6-1/2" tall x 5-1/2" wide. Signed.
McClelland Barclay (18911943) was an award-winning painter; acclaimed Madison Avenue advertising artist, editorial illustrator; successful sculptor; designer of Art Deco costume jewelry; started his own metal arts company; designed military camouflage for Navy combat aircraft, served in both World Wars; was appointed Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve; volunteered as a combat artist, and, at 52 years old, on July 18, 1943 lost his life in the Pacific theatre of World War II when the ship he was on, headed to the Solomon Islands from Guadalcanal, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine.
These bookends are wonderful examples of the deco styling Barclay was famous for- these regal and wonderfully detailed works of art are sure to please any horse lover!
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