About This Artwork

Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

99-Year-Old House, San Francisco, 1947, printed 1990

Gelatin silver print, edition of 11
27.9 x 26.5 cm (image/paper); 33.1 x 30.6 cm (mount)
Inscribed verso: “REF 15834”; inscribed verso: “99 YEAR OLD HOUSE (PICKET FENCE) / SAN FRANCISCO / 1947 [in a box]”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1990. / I.P.”; stamped verso: “TONED IN SELENIUM”; stamped verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1947–RENEWED 1979 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, 1996.192

Copyright Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Penn, Irving. 1991. “Passage: A Work Record.” Knopf. p. 34. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 178, cat. 22.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.

View mobile website