About This Artwork

Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Antique Shop, Pine Street, Philadelphia, 1938, printed 1990

Gelatin silver print, edition of 11
24.7 x 25.3 cm (image/paper); 30.3 x 32 cm (mount)
Inscribed verso: “REF: 15774”; inscribed verso: “..”; inscribed verso: “ANTIQUE SHOP / (PINE STREET, PHILADELPHIA) / 1938”; sighed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; stamped verso: “TONED IN SELENIUM”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1990. / IP:”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1940–Renewed 1968 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of / photographer"; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 11. / I.P."

Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.182

Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, “Irving Penn, A Career in Photography,” November 22, 1997–February 1, 1998; traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia, State Hermitage Museum, March 1–May 16, 1998; Hamburg, Germany, Deichtorhallen, June 18–September 6, 1998; Munich, Germany, Müchner Stadtmuseum, October 6, 1998–February 21, 1999; San Francisco, California, Friends of Photography/Ansel Adams Center for Photography, November 11, 1999–January 23, 2000; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, March 25–June 4, 2000; Paris, France, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, September 13–November 5, 2000 (Chicago only). (Colin Westerbeck)

Publication History

Penn, Irving. 1991. “Passage: A Work Record.” Knopf. p. 11. (other print of this image?)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 175, cat. 1.

Penn, Irving. 2008. Irving Penn Vessels. Exh. cat. Pace/MacGill Gallery/Meridian Printing. p. 7.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.

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