Ballet Society

Irving Penn
1948 (negative), 1984 (print)
Gelatin silver print on paper; mounted to cardstock.
Image and sheet: 9 7/16 7 9/16 inches (24 x 19.2 cm); Mount: 12 1/2 x 10 1/16 inches (31.8 x 25.5 cm)
Gift of Irving Penn, 2006.
Irving Penn.
Verso of mount: inscribed in graphite, upper left [encircled]: DAB; inscribed in black ink, upper center [in rectangular border]: BALLET SOCIETY / NEW YORK, MAR. 5, 1948; stamped in black ink and inscribed in graphite, upper left: REF. 6041; stamped in black ink, upper center: IRVING PENN; stamped and inscribed in black ink, center: PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / COPYRIGHT © 1948--RENEWED 1976 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC. / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.; inscribed in black ink, center: Print made / 1984; stamped in black ink, lower center: REPRODUCTION / PRINT.

Edition of 13. 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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