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46 x 36 cm / 18" x 14"
71 x 61 cm / 28" x 24"
Oil on Board
Signed lower left
A Private Collection, Houston, USA
This painting depicts Melbourne based model Darcy in an authentic Australian Army World War II trousers, hat and soldiers belt known as a Sam Browne. He holds a pair of officers boots. Ambiguous to the viewer is whether the model has stripped to swim or dressing after cooling off in his tropical location.
The Hon. Michael Kirby has held many discussions with Ross about the lack of depiction of male nudes in contemporary art. Watson is rare amongst artists, with few painting full frontal male nudes, and with the fineness and sophistication demonstrated in this striking painting.
Available as a Limited Edition Canvas and Limited Edition Print
"I have been a proud collector of Ross' paintings for many years. His art is astounding in its beauty, emotion, and reverence for our humanity and the world we live in. His attention to the smallest details, and use of light, dark and colour, rivals art's greatest masters."
James J. O'Donnell, Patron, art collector, NYC
"We are loving our new acquisition and we know that 'Nathan, view to Florence' will bring us endless years of joy. Thanks for sharing your talent. We love your work so keep it up!"
Paul Zahra and Duncan Peerman, Sydney
"As avid art collectors we are very proud to have Ross' stunningly handsome work in our collection. His art brings us great joy and we love to share his work with our friends and visitors. We were absolutely thrilled to recently add 'Two Soldiers' to our collection."
Christopher Cosier & Chris Webber, Sydney
"I purchased the original painting 10 years ago at your gallery during Mardi Gras and it has given me enormous pleasure ever since. I remember standing in the gallery for a couple of hours wondering if I should buy it. I have never regretted that decision."
Jon Anderson and Lance Johnson, Palm Springs
"Your art hanging around our home provides us with such pleasure, and we can’t wait for A-Bay to join the Ross Watson family."
Haydon Elliot and Greg Moses, Melbourne