Unusual Smaller Size Tretchikoff Vintage Print. Signed By The Artist In Pen 1959
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Unusual Smaller Size Tretchikoff Vintage Print. Signed By The Artist In Pen 1959:
Unusual Smaller Size Tretchikoff Vintage Print. SIGNED BY THE ARTIST IN PEN 1959
PLEASE SEE ALL MY PHOTOGRAPHS: THESE FOLLOW PART OF MY LISTING SO THAT YOU CAN GET A BETTER IDEA OF CONDITION - ANY FLAWS OR DAMAGES WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED.
Title: Lady of the Orient. Signed in the print Tretchikoff 55 and then by hand in ink at the top V. Tretchikoff 59
This is a very unusual vintage Tretchikoff print, and probably an item for a specialist collector.
It is certainly quite a strange one and was probably issued in 1959 as a promotional print - as it has been signed in pen in the top right hand corner with Tretchikoff authentic hand written ink signature (this ink signature is always in a different style to that appearing on the painted image - as you can see here bottom left).
It is most definately a vintage one, but smaller than the usual size of print that usual is offered for sale - and also the palette is quite monochrome, being quite printed in a variety of shade of blue.
It is also much smaller - which makes me think that it might have been made as a smaller run for promotional purposes - perhaps to hand out as a gift from the artist to stockists of larger prints by him? But very strange it's reduced size: The image is 27.5 cm by 32 cm.
It comes in its original 1950s/ 60s frame - made of pine wood - but painted with white (at the time of making) to make the grain look more like white ash or a similar wood, slightly shabby chic now after all these years.
The print is glazed. It has never been taken out of the frame at any point in its history - as you can see from the patina and style of the finish to the back (photographed). It is also glazed so the signature could not have been put on without taking it out of the frame unless done by the artist just before framing! Please note there are a couple of reflections due to the glass on some of my photographs.
Well, that is my description... gosh! it is certainly a mystery to me!!!
If you know anything about this original hand signed miniature versions of Tretchikoffs larger compositions - I would be delighted to hear - did a bit of googling - but didnt really get any answers - but the signature seems to be entirely genuine on this piece - it must have been done in 1959 - as the picture has been in the current frame from about this date.... ah! one for the specialist ! The colours as well seem not to have faded - but this is just how this was printed.. phew!
Look forward to some response or discussion on this.
HAPPY TO POST INTERNATIONALLY - Royal Mail have just upped all costs for sending parcel by quite a bit - this is reflected in my postage quote here.... if it is substantially cheaper to post to you - will be happy to charge you less.