Portrait of Mercedes de Cordoba by Joseph Turner Keiley about 1902






Portrait of Mercedes de Cordoba by Joseph Turner Keiley about 1902

Portrait of Mercedes de Cordoba by Joseph Turner Keiley about 1902

Joseph Turner Keiley (26 July 1869 – 21 January 1914) was an early 20th-century photographer, writer and art critic. He was a close associate of photographer Alfred Stieglitz and was one of the founding members of the Photo-Secession. Over the course of his life Keiley’s photographs were exhibited in more than two dozen international exhibitions, and he achieved international acclaim for both his artistic style and his writing. (from Wikipedia)




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. (from metmuseum.org)

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