LENKA (Red Jacket)

Vladimir Tretchikoff, Red Jacket, Image courtesy of Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers, London

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…

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…

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.

Tretchikoff Lenka Vintage Print - The Tretchikoff Project

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...

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...

Portrait of Lenka.

Portrait of Lenka.

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