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Edition of 3, and 2 Artist's Proofs
61 x 57 cm / 24" x 23"
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.
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.
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All Limited Edition Prints, Canvases and Photography are sent unframed and packaged in re-enforced postal tubes.
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