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46 x 36 cm / 18" x 14"
71 x 61 cm / 28" x 24"
Oil on board
Signed lower right
A Private Collection, Melbourne
For inspiration of many of his paintings, Watson collects and archives images from his regular travels. In this striking new painting, a member of the Queen's cavalry from the Life Guards which the artist saw in London several years ago, makes his debut.
Harry Hall, who works in construction management, joins the ceremonially dressed Life Guard in an exciting conceptual development for the artist, producing a painting possessing both a playful directness, and a defiant and unashamed celebration of nudity and sexuality.
"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