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Mercedes de Cordoba (Profile)

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
  • Description

    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.

  • Provenance

    Alfred Stieglitz

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