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Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas

Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas
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Sir Francis Cyril Rose, 1909 - 1979
Gertrude Stein, 3 Feb 1874 - 27 Jul 1946
Alice Babette Toklas, 30 Apr 1877 - 7 Mar 1967
Tempera and gouache on cardboard
Sight: 71.4 x 58.6cm (28 1/8 x 23 1/16")
Frame: 84.5 x 71.4 x 3.2cm (33 1/4 x 28 1/8 x 1 1/4")
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; partial gift of the T. Mellon Evans Foundation
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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
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National Portrait Gallery
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