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The story behind the painting:


Bucephalus was the famous and well-loved stallion of Alexander the Great. 


Legend tells that a 12-year old Alexander won the horse, Bucephalus, in a wager with his father, Philip II of Macedon. A horse dealer offered the horse to Alexander’s father for an enormous sum, but the animal appeared to be unstable and could not be tamed.

Since no one could temper the animal, Philip wasn't interested, but Alexander promised to pay for the horse should he fail to tame it. 


Alexander spoke soothingly and turned the horse away from the imposing sun so that it didn't see the shadow that seemed to distress it, and so tamed the horse. Alexander named his prize stallion Bucephalus and rode him for nearly two decades and through numerous battles to create his mighty empire. 


Because light has been so important in Bucephalus's life, I made this painting to look like his body is carved into the sunlight.


Original painting available.


  • Printed on Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemühle paper William Turner.
    310gsm Museum Quality Print.

    William Turner is a genuine mould-made paper, standing out with its highly pronounced textured surface. Featuring a crisp, clean, and beautifully tactile feel, its premium coating meets the highest standards for colour reproduction and image sharpness. 

    Ingredients: 100% Cotton

  • All prints will be signed, have an official embossing stamp, certificate of Authenticity and ship for free in the UK.

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