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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Marcel Duchamp/1923,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed January 28, 2023).

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The French painter, sculptor, and celebrated intellectual Marcel Duchamp first came to the United States in 1915 when he fled war-torn Europe. He met Stieglitz that year and the two had intermittent contact until the mid-1930s.

According to a letter from Charles Demuth to Stieglitz (16 April 1923, YCAL, see Key Set number 842), Stieglitz made this portrait and Key Set number 841 around the same time as Key Set numbers 842-845.

Stieglitz Collections

A corresponding print was given to the following institution(s) by Alfred Stieglitz during his lifetime, or was received or acquired from the estate:

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, YCAL MSS 85, box 124, folder 2472 [gelatin silver]

Lifetime Exhibitions

A print from the same negative—perhaps a photograph from the Gallery’s collection—appeared in the following exhibition(s) during Alfred Stieglitz’s lifetime:

possibly 1923, New York (no. 71, as Marcel Duchamp, 1923)
possibly 1944, Philadelphia (no. 179, as Marcel Duchamp, 1923, platinum)


by Doris Bry, on mount, lower left, in graphite: Treated by Steichen - 6/50; lower left verso: 38 D


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Exhibition History
Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, 2009
Alfred Stieglitz: The Lake George Years, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2010
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 2, cat. 840.
Goodyear, Anne Collins, and James W. McManus, eds. Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture. Exh. cat. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, 2009.
Annear, Judy, ed. Alfred Stieglitz: The Lake George Years. Exh. cat. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2010.
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