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Sir Cecil Beaton, 14 Jan 1904 - 18 Jan 1980  Search this
Gertrude Stein, 3 Feb 1874 - 27 Jul 1946  Search this
Gelatin silver print on paper
Image: 23.9 x 22.7 cm (9 7/16 x 8 15/16")
Sheet: 40.4 x 30.8 cm (15 7/8 x 12 1/8")
Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16")
1945 (printed 2002)
Exhibition Label:
Taken late in her life, this photograph of a graying Stein stands in what she playfully called the Salon des Refusés gallery at 5, rue Christine. Paintings and books surround her. Hanging on the wall in the background is the neoclassical portrait by Francis Picabia of Stein dressed in a striped roman toga. The six paintings on the side wall and the stacks of them leaning against the table all appear to be by Francis Rose. No one knows for sure how many of Rose’s paintings Stein bought—estimates vary from forty to one hundred—but there can be no doubt that she bought more of his work than that of any other painter after World War I.
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Printed Material\Book  Search this
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Artwork\Painting  Search this
Interior\Studio  Search this
Interior\Studio\Art  Search this
Gertrude Stein: Female  Search this
Gertrude Stein: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Gertrude Stein: Literature\Writer\Librettist  Search this
Gertrude Stein: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Gertrude Stein: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Gertrude Stein: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transferred from the Department of Exhibitions and Collections Management, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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