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The King With Horses Ears Print


This beautiful print captures a scene from a fascinating tale of Irish Folklore called ‘The King Has Horses Ears’.

” There was a rumour that King Lowry had horse’s ears underneath his long hair and that no barber returned from the castle alive. …”

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The King With Horses Ears Print

The King With Horses Ears Fine Art Print

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This limited edition print is available in several sizes.

Art Frame not included. We recommend you visit your local framer to choose your favorite style of frame.

Limited Edition Fine Art Paper Prints

Beautifully printed on fine art paper for that perfect look and feel. Colours pop and really stand out. These prints are identical to the original artworks.

The King with Horses Ears

There was a rumour that King Lowry had horse’s ears underneath his long hair and that no barber returned from the castle alive.

A young barber arrived at the castle to cut King Lowry’s hair. Afraid for his life, he brought his mother with him to ensure his safety. He had only cut one snip when he discovered that the stories were true.

The King did have horses ears. As the barber’s hands were shaking, he completed his task. The King ordered his death. However, the King hearing pleas of mercy from his mother, pardoned the barber on condition that he told no one what he witnessed.

The burden of such a great secret weighed heavily with the young barber. Unable to contain himself, he told the story to a tree.

This tree was later cut down to make a harp for the King’s harpist, Croiftine. Anxious to hear the music from Croiftine’s new harp, King Lowry invited all his friends to a great feast in the palace.

After Croiftine tuned his instrument and commenced playing, the harp began to whisper. The harp became louder and louder until finally the whole kingdom was filled with the words. Lowry the King has horses ears, Lowry the King has horses ears, over and over again!.

The King With Horses Ears Print

Artist: KT McCaffrey

Artwork details:

‘The King With Horses Ears Print’ is a reproduction from KT McCaffrey’s painting ‘The King with Horses Ears‘.

All our artworks are scanned from the original artwork using a Cruise Scanner by the Copper House Gallery in Dublin.We use high grade fine art printing paper for the best reproduction quality and fade resistance.  Measurements refer to the print paper size including white space.

‘The King With Horses Ears Print’ is available in open-edition and limited edition sizes.

Fine Art Paper Prints

Postcard Size: 14.5 cm x 21 cm (6 x 8 inches), (similar to A5)
Open Edition. These miniature size prints can fit anywhere.

Gift Size: 21 cm x 29 cm (8 x 12 inches), (similar to A4)
Limited to 150 editions. This print size makes a great gift and looks really good framed on top of a mantle piece, shelves or on a wall with a series of other artworks.

Perfect Gift Size: 29 cm x 42 cm (11 x 16 inches), (similar to A3)
Limited to 100 editions. This print is the perfect gift size, it looks fantastic positioned on top of a shelve or hanging on any wall in a room of any size.

Medium: 42 cm x 59 cm (16 x 23 inches), (similar to A2)
Limited to 50 editions. This print size looks excellent hanging in any room, especially living rooms, study/studio rooms and kitchens.

Superior:  59 cm x 84 cm (23 x 33 inches), (similar to A1)
Limited to 25 editions. Our biggest print size is the most impressive and takes center stage above a fireplace or positioned in a beautiful and cozy living room, studio room or kitchen.

All prints contain a white border for framing options. Limited Edition prints are supplied with a certificate of authenticity as a guarantee of integrity to its edition.

We do not provide framed artworks, however framing is available upon request at extra cost. However, we recommend you visit your local framing expert to choose a frame that matches your environment and personal preference.

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The king with Horses Ears print, is also available as an original painting:

The original version of this artwork is still available for purchase! Be the only person in the world to own this painting!

Returns Policy:

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Cancellation of order:

You can cancel an order within 48 hours of ordering. We will refund you within 14 days from the date of cancellation of your order. We can only cancel an order before the manufacturing and shipment stage. Once the product is in the printing stage or if your order has already shipped we cannot cancel your order

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artist KT McCaffrey

Artist: KT McCaffrey

KT McCaffrey is an Irish artist with a great interest in Ireland’s cultural and storytelling heritage. He studied graphic design at the National College of Art in Dublin.

KT McCaffrey lives in Dunshaughlin, County Meath, near Dublin. The artist likes to surround himself with everything he loves in life. He has a great passion for Irish literature, music, Celtic Folklore and the beauty of the Irish countryside.

KT McCaffrey blends all this to create his own style of art. KT has great respect for the Irish stained-glass artist Harry Clarke. Harry’s style is visible in many of KT’s paintings. The artist has created more than 80 oil on canvas paintings. Every brushstroke creates a rich composition with strong color contrasts, illustration and patterns.

Many of KT’s paintings capture a moment in time through the art of storytelling.  These paintings showcase scenes from Ireland’s tales of Folklore and Mythology.

For a more in depth look at KT McCaffrey’s journey as an artist, check out our blog post detailing his career.

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Print Paper

295 gsm Cotton Rag fine art paper