Oil on board, 34cm (13inches) x23cm (9.5 inches). Something inspired by the traditon of Claude Lorraine and JMW Turner. Might do a bigger version of this scene at some stage in the future.
The Pharos Lighthouse in Alexandria was one of the ancent Seven Wonders of the world. it was built on the orders of the first Ptolemy in the 3rd century BC, and survived well into the Middle Ages, when the Muslim chronicler Ibn Jubayr recorded it thus:
'Description of it falls short, the eyes fail to comprehend it, and words are inadequate, so vast is the spectacle'.
It was ultimately brough down by an eaethquake in the fourteenth century AD, an event which I thought would make a dramatic painting.