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Lady of the Tropics, c 1943-44, here "Lenka" painted in the nude against a backdrop of red cannas, portraying the spirit of the exotic Orient where colourful flowers and seductive charms live in a 'lotus land' of brilliant sun and extravagant vegetation. Leonora Moltema (nicknamed Lenka) a Eurasian beauty, half Dutch, half Indonesian became Tretchikoff's lover, mistress and muse, she also posed for the famous Lenka (Red Jacket), Javanese Half-Caste, and the lost Civilised Bali destroyed in…

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Lenka (Red Jacket) c 1943 A portrait of Leonora Moltema, a striking Eurasion girl, she spoke five languages, an accountant, wearing an unbuttoned Parisian jacket and a sarong, on the table is a Bible and a Kris (sacred dagger). Lenka became Tretchikoff's mistress and muse during the war years. The original was sold at Bonhams for £337,250 in October 2012.

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Lenka (Red Jacket) 1943, the sitter is Leonara Moltema nicknamed Lenka by Tretchikoff, she is wearing an unbuttoned Parisian jacket and sarong, on the table is a Bible and a Kris, the sacred Javanese dagger. Lenka was Tretchikoff's mistress and muse during the war years....from Shkoora...

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