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Portrait of Chess Players
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Portrait of Chess Players

Marcel Duchamp, American (born France), 1887 - 1968

Made in France, Europe


Oil on canvas

39 5/8 x 39 9/16 inches (100.6 x 100.5 cm) Framed: 41 5/8 × 41 5/8 × 2 3/8 inches (105.7 × 105.7 × 6 cm)

© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Succession Marcel Duchamp

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 281, Modern and Contemporary Art, second floor

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Credit Line:
The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950

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Arthur Jerome Eddy (1859-1920), Chicago, purchased from the artist at the Armory Show, New York, March 1, 1913-until d. 1920 [1]; by inheritance to his widow Lucy Crapo Orrell Eddy (1863-1931), Chicago; sold in California to Louise Arensberg (1879-1953) and Walter C. Arensberg (1878-1954), Los Angeles, 1930 [1]; gift to PMA, 1950. 1. Milton Brown, The Story of the Armory Show, New York, 1988, p. 264. 2. Arensberg provenance notes dated December 1, 1951 (PMA, Arensberg Archives, CA Use Tax)

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