Sunbather, Mykonos

$ 2,500 AUD


Edition of 3 and 2 artist's proofs
Unframed 41 x 47 cm / 16 x 19 in


Sunbather, Mykonos was inspired by the ancient Greek love poem written by Pindar, which was described by the scholar Magnus Hirschfeld as "one of the most perfect love songs in the Greek language." Pindar tells how the son of Hagesilas could make him “melt like the wax of holy bees stung by the sun’s heat."

Evoking a still from a cinema screen, late afternoon light saturates this breathtaking and intriguing Greek scene, dominated by a handsome blonde sunbather who possesses the physique of a young Greek god.

Watson has masterfully created a compelling sense of tension and mystery within the painting's calm stillness. The shadow of a man wearing a baseball cap, with his arms crossed behind him faces the sunbather. The shadow is perhaps symbolic of a past lover, or admirer of the painting's central subject.

Set high overlooking the Aegean sea, this exceptional, superbly painted work illustrates a compelling and moving contemporary love story.

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 preferred 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

Delivery Information

We offer FREE worldwide fully-insured postage and packaging for all Limited Edition Prints and Photography.

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

"Many thanks Stephen for your quick replies and delivery. Ross’ prints are already attracting attention from visitors to my home."
Mark Johnston, Manchester UK

"The prints just arrived and look even more beautiful than they do on your website! Thanks I'm impressed you got them here in a week."
Karl Mentz, Miami USA

Stephen, thanks for you advice on the framing.The canvases are now hung and look super handsome!”
Kent James  Los Angeles USA

“Ross has such an amazing talent. I’m loving the canvas prints as I work in my home office. Thank you for your help and speed.”
Brent Forster, London UK

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