Frame: 84.5 x 71.4 x 3.2cm (33 1/4 x 28 1/8 x 1 1/4")
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; partial gift of the T. Mellon Evans Foundation
Francis Rose painted Stein and Toklas in their new space, using the iconography of a happy family. Toklas works on a tapestry frame, perhaps on a design by Picasso or Rose himself; Stein writes at her desk; and their dog Pépé snoozes on the horsehair couch. Paintings by Picasso hang in, around, and sometimes on top of the decorative plaster relief work on the walls.
The artist; 1963 to Robert Bartlett Haas [1916-2010], Nurtingen, Germany; purchased 1988 NPG