Vladimir Griegorovich Tretchikoff (South African, 1913-2006)
'Prisoner of War'
signed 'Tretchikoff' (lower right); bears exhibition label (verso)
oil on canvas
67.5 x 54.8cm (26 9/16 x 21 9/16in).
Cape Town, Iziko South African National Gallery, Thretchikoff: the people's painter, May 2011.
This painting was listed in the catalogue of the artist's Cape Town exhibition of 1949 at a price of 100 guineas, and also appears in a documentary made for his American tour in 1952, in which he is shown sketching the model for the prisoner figure, Ivan Harcourt-Wood.
The signature is incomplete and reads 'Tretchiko'; the final 'ff' may have been removed during cleaning.