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Portraits and snapshots, circa 1886-1968, undated


Scope and Contents

A large series of portraits and snapshots documenting the life, work and acquaintances of Marcel Duchamp. Includes views of Duchamp alone and with others, as well as a handful of views of the artist posed with his works of art. There are also a few photographs of Duchamp's family and friends, as well as images of his studio and hometown, Blainville, France. Many of the portraits are taken by important photographers, such as Man Ray, Carl Van Vechten, John D. Schiff, and Arnold Rosenberg. Most of the snapshots are unattributed, but were presumably taken by Duchamp's close friends given their personal nature.


  • circa 1886-1968, undated

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Predominantly in English with some material in French.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. David Sylvester's typescript for the article "Bicycle Parts" can only be consulted with permission of the author's estate.


From the Collection: 18 linear feet


Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States