Profile Portrait of Alice B. Toklas (1877-1967)
Graphite on notepad paper
Overall: 7 5/8 x 5 in. ( 19.4 x 12.7 cm )
signature: left: "WmHWalker" inscription and date: lower left: "With a pleasant [?] / A. B. Toklas / Dutch Treat Luncheon / Nov 19/34" inscription: lower right: "Alice B. Toklas"
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Wm H Walker / Dutch Treat Luncheon / Nov 19/34 / Alice B. Toklas"; signed by sitter at lower center: "With a pleasant memory / A. B. Toklas"
Although best known as Gertrude Stein's companion, Toklas was also the author of cookbooks. She entertained many great thinkers and artists at the Paris home she shared with Stein, and was known for her humor and wit.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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