Collecting Men: Early 20th-Century Figurative Art
BY Christopher Harrity
March 31 2014 5:30 AM ET
Nude Centurion with Horse and Shield by Richard Jackson, 1959
A tour de force of ink and watercolor techniques, this painting of a nude centurion, with his shield and horse and a Roman temple front in the background, is a rare painting by Richard Jackson, who was active in the 1950s. Jackson used his black, blue, and red colors, often blended and bleeding or spattered on the paper, in highly creative ways, and yet his techniques do not take away from the sensual nature of his subject. This painting retains its original linen mat and frame.