(n/a) Vladimir Tretchikoff (South African, 1913-2006)
Red lilies signed 'V. Tretchikoff', inscribed 'S. Africa' and dated '1948' (lower right) oil on canvas 68.4 x 52cm (26 15/16 x 20 1/2in).
Illustrated: R. Buncher, Tretchikoff, (Cape Town, 1950), no. 52.
"Expressing the heavy dignity of the Amaryllis Lily, this painting - simple, almost severe in its composition, - is in contrast to Tretchikoff's other flower pieces. The flowers are presented with an objectivity rarely encountered in such early works." (Ibid.)