Scottish Art - Prints of Scotland:
Highland Sword Dancer
by D. Bruce Bennett
Remember Steve Martin's immortal Saturday Night Live "Ive got . . . happy feet"? Here you go - your very own Happy Feet, Scottish style, in this Scottish art print of a young Highland sword dancer.
While this image, one of our earlier published prints of Scotland, has a light-hearted name and feel, the Scottish Sword Dance wasn't always so. One legend says this Highland custom originated as a pre-battle ritual. If the selected warrior could dance a perfect sword dance before the battle, it was an omen of complete victory for his clan.
We don’t know about that. We do know that if you're a young dancer, or the mother of a young dancer, buying this print might well become an catalyst for room redecorating.
While the original has long been sold, we still have a few color prints of it for sale. We designed the print to be inexpensive to mat and frame. A standard, pre-cut mat and a standard-size frame from discount stores or hobby/art stores will complement this Scottish Art print nicely. No need to have expensive custom matting and framing done, if you'd rather do it yourself.
This image was used by the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival for their 2002 advertising. We created our own commemorative art poster that year and have just a handful left, if you'd rather have this Highland sword dancer in more of a poster format.
In 2006, the Kansas City Highland Games officials commissioned Bruce to recreate this Highland sword dancer in the Henderson tartan, for all their 2006 games advertising materials. If you're a games official or volunteer yearning for a fresh, original "look" for your games advertising materials, check out the process of commissioning art for your event.
Color Print of Scotland
Print Dimensions: 13" w. x 17" h.
Image Dimensions: 11" w. x 14" h.
(unmatted & unframed)
Please note that all Pictures of Scotland and England on this site are from the original artwork of U.S. artist, D. Bruce Bennett. United States customers pay no U.K. exchange rate, no customs duty tax, and no international mailing costs. Just plain old U.S. postage - and state tax for Colorado residents - are all we have to add to the already-very-reasonable prices of our Scottish and English Art.
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