Exhibitions/ Art Object

Mercedes de Cordoba (Profile)

Artist:
Edward J. Steichen (American (born Luxembourg), Bivange 1879–1973 West Redding, Connecticut)
Date:
1904
Medium:
Direct carbon print
Dimensions:
31.5 x 25.8 cm (12 3/8 x 10 3/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933
Accession Number:
33.43.3
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
The striking features of Mercedes de Cordoba—a tall, slender Spanish mezzosoprano who danced and played the piano—inspired several portraits by Steichen and other members of the Photo-Secession. In Paris, Steichen introduced her to the American modernist painter Arthur B. Carles, whom she married in 1909 and with whom she had a daughter, Mercedes Matter, an abstract painter who founded the New York Studio School in Greenwich Village.
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