Nathan and the Queen's Guards

$ 2,200.00 AUD

Limited Edition Canvas Details

Edition of 3, and 2 Artist's Proofs
40 x 40 cm / 16" x 16"


The art of Rene Magritte has often influenced Ross Watson’s art, which is in evidence in this dramatic and gently surreal new painting. Featuring one of the artist’s favourite muses, Nathan Collett, who steadies his surfboard flanked by two Queen’s Guards, immaculate in their exquisitely detailed uniforms. Snow capped mountains tower above an aqua blue lake, which Watson recently visited in New Zealand provides a stunning backdrop to the sunlit scene.

We are accustomed to only ever seeing Queens Guards outside the Royal palaces, yet here we are offered a view of them in a surprising setting.  Their presence reminds us the naked surfer inhabits an entirely different world, and we consider his carefree and solitary life in contrast to his formal, disciplined and regimented counterparts - echoing the contrasting English and Australian lifestyles which the artist has moved between since he first visited London almost forty years ago.

A black surfboard ankle cord snakes it’s way around Nathan, echoing the black piping in the immaculate and impressive guards tunics. His pose evokes athletic strength and speed, and is both attractive and erotic in a natural unaffected way.

About Limited Edition Canvases

These are our most collectable editions. 

All available Edition Canvases are in an edition of three with two artist's proofs. They are hand-signed and numbered by Ross Watson on the reverse (non-image) side of the canvas.  Your prefered edition number to purchase can be selected from the top menu.

An Artist's Proof is the same quality as the editions numbered 1-3, and is the first print produced when colour and quality is perfected. Each canvas is of equal quality and value.

Edition Canvases are printed with archival inks on the world's leading archival canvas: Hahnemühle Daguerre.  

Use of glass in framing is optional, eliminating potential of reflections when viewing your canvas.

The sizes provided are the unframed image size. The canvases are printed with a generous white border and we recommend they be placed on a wooden stretcher before adding a decorative frame.

Verso of framed signed canvas on a wooden stretcher

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All Limited Edition Prints, Canvases and Photography are sent unframed and packaged in re-enforced postal tubes.

All items will be shipped within 3 business days of receiving payment for your order. Delivery times can vary, but purchases are generally received worldwide within 5-7 business days from dispatch.

Items to be sent domestically will be sent using registered Australian Post. International orders are sent using international postal Express Mail Service (EMS). Tracking details will be provide upon dispatch of your order.

We take pride in getting your prints to you in the perfect condition. Your print will have been individually inspected and packed in perfect condition. Please minimize handling prior to framing.

Collector Testimonials

"I'm amazed at the way the colours and detail are so close to the paintings. How do you do it?  It looks incredible."
Jason Devonshire, Melbourne, AUS
26 January, 2019

"Thank you for getting the prints to me in time for Christmas. I really appreciate the extra help you gave."
Rick Johnson, San Francisco, USA
22 December, 2018

"I'm pleased I decided to go with the canvas edition.  I really like the texure it gives to the art and your framer was so helpful."
David Dunstan, Melbourne, AUS
4 September, 2018

"Ross' gorgeous prints are hanging in the hall and everyone who visits just loves them! Thanks Stephen for all your help."
Evan Carsley, Boston USA
18 September, 2017

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