L'Ensemble by Sir Kenneth Rose on loan to Musée Marmottan Monet
L’Ensemble (1938) by Sir Francis Rose at the Musée Marmottan Monet.

‘L’Ensemble’ on loan to Néo-Romantics in Paris

Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris
Until 18 June 2023

England & Co has loaned Sir Francis Rose‘s painting L’Ensemble (1938) to the exhibition Néo-Romantics at the Musée Marmottan, Paris.

Curator Patrick Mauriès presents more than a hundred works that highlight one of the first post-modern movements and one that heralded the return of the figure. “First gathered in Paris in the 1920s, those [artists] took part in the American, British and Italian artistic scenes, creating links between Picasso, surrealism, figurative artists from the 20th century and living arts for which they designed memorable shows.”

Sir Francis Rose’s cast of characters in the painting, from left: Madame Wellington Koo, Emmy Sommermann, Russell Hitchcock, Natalie Barney, Diana Varé, Serge Lifar, George Maratier, Francis Rose, Christian Bérard, Pavel Tchelitchev, Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, Louis Bromfield, Tyrone Power, Virgil Thompson, Francis Picabia, Billy Mayor. The painting (oil on canvas, 79 x 138 ins) was exhibited in 1939 at Le Petit Palais Musée des Beaux Arts, Paris.