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'A Trusty Steed'

Acrylic painting on deep edge canvas


Welsh legend says the fairies and elves of Wales used the Pembroke Welsh Corgi to pull fairy coaches, work fairy cattle, and serve as the steed for fairy warriors. If you look closely, even today you can see the marks of the “fairy saddle” over the shoulders in the Pembroke's coat. This legend was brought to my attention by someone who follows this page and I immediately felt the need to paint it. The little fairy on this corgi's back need not fear, with her guiding light and loyal protector she will find her way to safety before nightfall.

This is a painting that seemed to imitate life for me. I hadn't ever met a corgi dog until last week while I was finishing this and....perhaps more poignantly.....Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs were owned by Elizabeth II and her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. Fond of corgis since she was a small child, Elizabeth II owned more than 30 corgis from when she became Queen of the Commonwealth realms in 1952 until her death yesterday.

A Trusty Steed original acrylic painting

£450.00 Regular Price
£250.00Sale Price

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