Olva Stewart Pharo, artist




ST. MARK'S HORSES
Inspired by the four Greek Horses
that adorn the front of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice.


St. Marks


St. Marks Horses

"The Originals"
CM St.Marks Breyers

"The Pretenders"




ST. MARK'S HORSE I
St. Marks Horse 1 Right

ST. MARK'S HORSE #1
Inspired by the Greek horses
atop St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy.
Over the centuries many have coveted these horses.

Napoleon stole the horses
to put them on the
Arch de Triumph in Paris.

Hitler stole these horses
and placed them on the
Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Each time they were
returned to Venice.
No one knows exactly
how they got there
or from what Greek
monument they
were stolen.
You can see indentions
on the originals
where bridles were
once attached.
These were four horses
pulling a chariot in a procession
celebrating what victory.
We may never know.

St. Marks Horse 1 Front

ST. MARK'S HORSE #1
Today only copies stand
on the Basilica facade.
The originals are made
of gilded bronze
and are inside a
special museum
protected from the ravages
of weather and pollution.

They have always
fascinated me.
Each is made from a
Western Prancer Breyer Horse,
bending and manipulating the material,
and using a faux bronze finish.

#1 & #2 have been SOLD.
To order a custom
St. Mark's Horse call:
281-373-9304 or email: portraits@texhorseman.com
for more information.


St. Marks Horse 1 Left

Left side view.
Each model is permanently
mounted on a
rough edged granite base.
For one (1) horse: $200.00 + shipping & insurance






ST. MARK'S HORSE II
St. Marks Horse 2 Right

ST. MARK'S HORSE #2
Inspired by the 4 Greek horses
atop St. Mark's Basilica in Venice.
The horses stand in pairs,
heads turned into each other
arrested in movement.
On the right side (facing the Basilica)
one pair with their left front leg raised.
On the left side that pair stand
with their right foreleg raised.
Though they look very much alike
each horse is individual.


St. Marks Horse 2 Left

ST. MARK'S HORSE #2
#1 & #2 have been sold.
See #3 & #4 below.

To order a custom
St. Mark's Horse call: 281-373-9304
or email: portraits@texhorseman.com
for more information.







ST. MARK'S HORSE III
St. Marks Horse 1 Right

ST. MARK'S HORSE #3
Inspired by the Greek horses
atop St. Mark's Basilica in Venice.
Over the centuries many have coveted these horses.

Napoleon stole the horses
to put them on the
Arch de Triumph in Paris.

Hitler stole these horses
and placed them on the
Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Each time they were
returned to Venice.
No one knows exactly
how they got there
or from what Greek monument
they were stolen.
You can see indications
on the originals
where brildes once attached.
These were four horses
pulling a chariot in a procession
celebrating what victory.
We may never know.

St. Marks Horse 1 Front

ST. MARK'S HORSE #3
Today only copies stand
on the Basilica facade.
The originals are made
of gilded bronze
and are inside a
special museum
protected from the ravages
of pollution.

They have always
fascinated me.
Each is made from a
Western Prancer Breyer Horse,
bending and manipulating the material,
and using a faux bronze finish.

All 4 "Pretenders" St. Mark's Horses
have been SOLD.
To order a custom set of
St. Mark's Horse call:
281-373-9304 or email: portraits@texhorseman.com
for more information.


St. Marks Horse 1 Left

Left side view.
Each model is permanently
mounted on a
rough edged granite base.





ST. MARK'S HORSE IV
St. Marks Horse 1 Right

ST. MARK'S HORSE #4
Inspired by the 4 Greek horses
atop St. Mark's Basilica in Venice.
The horses stand in pairs,
heads turned into each other
arrested in movement.
On the right side (facing the Basilica)
one pair with their left front leg raised.
On the left side that pair stand
with their right foreleg raised.
Though they look very much alike
each horse is individual.


St. Marks Horse 1 Front

ST. MARK'S HORSE #4
#1 & #2 have been sold.
To order a custom
St. Mark's Horse call:
281-373-9304
or email: portraits@texhorseman.com
for more information.






Left side view.
Each model is permanently
mounted on a
rough edged granite base.






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