The King with Horses Ears Celtic Painting
The King with Horses Ears
This artwork depicts a scene from Irish Folklore legends.
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’ Celtic Painting
Artist: KT McCaffrey
‘The King with Horses Ears’ is an oil on canvas painting by Irish artist KT McCaffrey. This painting is based upon a tale of Celtic Irish Folklore.
The artwork measures 60 cm width by 80 cm height on a stretched canvas.
The artist supplies this painting with a studio frame for safe delivery. We recommend that you purchase your preferred style of mount and frame to match your environment.
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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.