Caffè Greco, Rome

Irving Penn
1948 (negative), ca. 1948 (print)
Gelatin silver print on paper; mounted to cardstock.
Image and sheet: 13 1/4 x 9 9/16 inches (33.7 x 24.3 cm); mount: 14 1/16 x 10 15/16 inches (35.8 x 27.8 cm)
Gift of Irving Penn.
Irving Penn.
Verso of mount: signed and stamped in black ink, lower left [encircled]: Irving Penn / IRVING PENN; drystamped, upper left [encircled, partly cropped at top edge of mount]: STRATHMORE / USE EITHER SIDE; inscribed in black ink, upper right: 16470 P-1397; inscribed in graphite, upper right: RM; inscribed in graphite, upper right: OA 44854; stamped in black ink and inscribed in graphite, upper left: REF. 10796; inscribed in black ink, upper right: Print made near to date of / photograpic sitting. / I.P.; stamped in black ink, center: COPYRIGHT / NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT / WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM / THE CONDÉ NAST PUBLICATIONS, INC.; typed and inscribed in black ink on what and red label affixed to center: GROUP OF ROMAN INTELLECTUALS IN CAFÉ GRECO / Photograph by Irving Penn 1948 / From the book: MOMENTS PRESERVED / Publisher: Simon and Schuster, N.Y. / Publication date: October 25, 1960 - $17.50 / Copyright, 1949 - RENEWED 1977, The Condé Nast Publications Inc.; stamped and inscribed in black ink, lower left: PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1949--RENEWED 1977 by / THE CONDE NASTE PUBLICATIONS INC. / not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.; stamped and inscribed in black ink, lower right: SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 7.

Edition of 7.
On mount verso a border of masking tape surrounds most of the marks and inscriptions. Mount was manufactured by Strathmore.

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