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The Diver

Aleksandr Rodchenko (Russian, 1891–1956)


Sheet: 30 × 24 cm (11 13/16 × 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print, ferrotyped

Not On View




Verso inscription and stamp verified by Alexander Lavrentiev (grandson of the artist)

Verso, in black pencil, top ctr, in Russian, in the hand of Varvara Rodchenko (daughter of the artist): title and 95
Verso, lower ctr, stamped in purple ink, translating as: "From the collection of A.A. Rodchenko and V.F. Stepanova."


By descent from the artist to his daughter, Varvara Rodchenko, Moscow, Russia; about 1960s/1970s, sold by Varvara Rodchenko to Caio Garruba (b. 1923 – d. 2015), Spoleto, Italy; 1998, sold by Caio Garruba to Keith de Lellis, New York; 2017, sold by Keith de Lellis Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 2017)

Credit Line

Sophie M. Friedman Fund