Irving Penn
1951 (negative).
Gelatin silver print on paper; mounted to cardstock.
Image and sheet: 15 3/16 x 15 1/16 inches (38.6 x 38.3 cm); Mount: 16 15/16 x 17 1/8 inches (43 x 43.5 cm)
Gift of Irving Penn, 2006.
Irving Penn.
Verso of mount: signed and stamped in gray ink, center right [encircled]: Irving Penn / IRVING PENN; inscribed in graphite, upper right: a g.; stamped in black ink, upper center: REPRODUCTION / PRINT; inscribed in black ink, upper left: REF: 12829; inscribed in black ink, center right [in rectangular border]: COLETTE / PARIS, 1951; stamped and inscribed in black ink, center: PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / COPYRIGHT © 1954 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS LTD. / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.; stamped in gray ink and inscribed in black ink, center right: SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 25. / I.P.; stamped twice in gray ink, center left: HYPO ELIMINATED.

Edition of 25. Date of print unknown. In an electronic mail message dated July 19, 2007, Kimberly Jones of the Pace/MacGill Gallery explained that the stamp mark 'REPRODUCTION PRINT' on the mount verso indicates that this print was sent out for use in a publication.

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