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Red Jacket (1943) - Tretchikoff Print

Red Jacket (1943) - Tretchikoff Print

Regular price R 15,000.00
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Red Jacket, is a mesmerising portrait, celebrated for its vivacious colour palette and its subject’s captivating presence. This painting beautifully encapsulates Tretchikoff’s unique approach to portraiture, characterised by his attention to detail and his exceptional manipulation of colour.

The artwork presents ‘Lenka’, the subject, in a stunning red jacket – a contrast that illuminates her distinctive features. Despite it depicting ‘the other woman’, it was his wife’s favourite painting. The tension in this work is clear, Lenka is bear breasted with an assured stance in a soft Parisian garment, however, unlike a conventional nude during that time, she is not vulnerable. With a Javanese weapon - the kris (a stabbing or slashing knife) at her side, she represents an attitude symptomatic of the new Java in 1943. Tretchikoff’s use of the radiant red against the subtler tones of Lenka’s complexion creates an unforgettable visual impact, amplifying her enchanting allure.

Red Jacket explores character and colour, masterfully interweaved by Tretchikoff’s artistic vision. This piece, rich in texture and depth, is a testament to the artist’s ability to transform everyday scenes into memorable moments, making it a stand-out work in his prolific collection.


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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