Two Life Guards

$ 660 AUD

Limited Edition Print Details

Edition of 45

40 x 37 cm / 16" x 14"

61 x 57 cm / 24" x 22"

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Still and alert, a Queens Life Guard stares straight ahead engaging the viewer. In dramatic contrast, naked and carefree Jamieson looks to his right surveying a pristine beach. Strikingly simple and direct in composition, the defined muscular buttocks and back of Jamieson sits in complete contrast to the formal intricate detail of the queens guard. Each subject displaying their unique eye-catching plumage - one guards the life of the Queen, his companion guards the lives of swimmers.

Through razor-sharp breathtaking realism we are drawn magnetically to this astonishing scene - a fine example of Watson's signature pairing of two figures positioned closely, yet from dramatically different worlds.

Bright sunlight saturates the scene, a dark brooding sky and azure ocean providing a dramatic back drop to the soldier's scarlet jacket and exquisitely detailed uniform.

Suspended before us, yellow and black plastic tape runs horizontally, suggesting a film set, or dream, where as so often what we see seems so stunningly real yet we are somehow a step removed.

About Limited Edition Prints

Each Giclee Edition Print is in an edition of 45 and is numbered and hand-signed by the artist immediately below the printed image.  

Limited Edition prints are printed using archival museum quality inks on the world's leading textured art paper: Hahnemühle Torchon.

The quality of the Giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries. 

Sizes provided are the unframed image size.  A white border of approximately 4 cm is provided to facilitate framing. 

We fulfill orders from the lowest available edition number.

Ross Watson signing a limited edition print

Ross Watson signing an unframed limited edition print

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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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