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Dying Swan II (1951) - Tretchikoff Print

Dying Swan II (1951) - Tretchikoff Print

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This work is Tretchikoff's second attempt at Dying Swan with renowned Prima Ballerina and Founder of the National Ballet, Dame Alicia Markova. As the model for these works, she was described as Tretchikoff’s ‘most stimulating sitter’.  This work is a poignant, evocative depiction of the fleeting nature of beauty and grace. This piece skilfully portrays the bittersweet story of the dying swan from the ballet, Swan Lake, encapsulating the haunting elegance of its final moments. The painting showcases the swan in its last dance, its graceful form portrayed with delicate precision.

Tretchikoff’s choice of cool, melancholic hues underlines the somber theme, while his detailed rendering captures the swan and ballerina’s inherent beauty, making it a compelling emblem of life’s impermanence. Dying Swan II is a reflection on the transient nature of life itself. Tretchikoff’s masterful blend of emotion and artistic skill is powerfully demonstrated in this piece, making it a thought-provoking addition to his celebrated portfolio.


We offer 5 standard sizes for each artwork, either as unframed or framed prints (behind glass). 

The standard sizes reflect the dimensions of entire print.

For framed prints - the frame sits just outside of above mentioned dimensions. 


The manufacturing process is all done by hand, and to order, and takes us 5-10 working days. You will be notified as soon as the courier collects the order.

Thereafter, shipping time is usually 2-3 working days within South Africa and approximately 10-14 working days outside of South Africa.

Material & Colour

This fine art print is printed with Epson Ultra chrome Ink on 270gsm LFORD GALERIE Prestige Fine Art Textured Silk Paper, and certified with our exclusive embossed trademark. Kindly note colours and tones viewed on your computer screen do not reflect the exact tone of the physical print.

Look out for Tretchikoff's Pigeon

A familiar figure in many of Tretchikoff’s works, the pigeon signified good fortune. Each one of our prints is certified with an embossed pigeon in its bottom right corner to ensure it is an authentic licensed print.

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