Marcel Duchamp cultivated a lifelong love for the game of chess and was an accomplished player. Arnold Rosenberg's portrait, which shows Duchamp as seen from below a sheet of glass on which chess pieces are arranged, seems to capture Duchamp involved in a game. However, the studied configuration of the chess pieces indicates that the photograph does not document a game, but instead consciously constructs a portrait of the artist. The perspective recalls Duchamp's works that require the viewer to look through sheets of glass, such as The Large Glass (1915-23) and To Be Looked at (from the Other Side of the Glass) with One Eye, Close to, for Almost an Hour) (1918). Rosenberg's photograph inverts the relationship between artist and viewer, for here it is Duchamp who is to be looked at through the glass.