Pocket Chess Set Artist: Marcel Duchamp (American, born France, 1887–1968)


Leather pocket chessboard, celluloid pieces, and pins in a black leather wallet


6 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 1/2 in. (16.5 × 11.4 × 1.3 cm)
open: 6 1/2 × 8 3/4 × 1/4 in. (16.5 × 22.2 × 0.6 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Katherine S. Dreier

Accession Number



20th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.

  • Paul B. Franklin et al., Étant donné: Marcel Duchamp, Katherine S. Dreier, and La Société Anonyme, Inc. (Paris: Association pour l'étude de Marcel Duchamp, 2009), 103, ill
  • Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 32, 126, fig. 1, 8
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Object/Work type

chess sets


one of ten

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