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36 x 36 cm / 14” x 14”
57 x 57 cm / 23” x 23”
Oil on board
Signed lower right
Available for immediate release
This intimate painting of a solitary soldier on a pristine Australian costal headline continues 'The Silence' series of paintings for Watson, which has become one of the artist's most recognisable and adored.
The young man wears the uniform of the Light Horse regiment. He is sitting with a letter in hand in a dramatically simple composition. The solider's expression is ambiguous, allowing the viewer to interpret the nature of the news delivered in the letter.
The finely rendered details in the face are evidence of the artist's skill. From the shadows on the models face from his eyelashes, to the shine on the boots and the holster, this is a painting of exceptional quality and confidently stands as one of the artist's finest, small scale works.
"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
Join collectors and art museums such as the National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Sir Elton John and J.D Wolfenson (former president of the World Bank) in collecting a timeless original oil painting.
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