The Young Black Stallion
The Black Stallion series is a bestselling book series about a black stallion and his young owner, Alec Ramsay. The series chronicles the story of the stallion, originally an Arab sheikh's prized horse, after it comes into Alec's possession. Later books would furnish the Stallion's backstory as well as tell the stories of the Stallion's three main offspring: Satan, Bonfire and Black Minx.
The first book in the series, The Black Stallion, was originally published in 1941. The Stallion is described as "the most famous fictional horse of the century" by The New York Times.
This painting was done by John Rowe as a poster for the 2003 made-for-IMAX family film, The Young Black Stallion, from Walt Disney Pictures. The film is based on the 1989 book of the same name.