About This Artwork

Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Kerchief Glove (Dior), Paris, 1950, printed 1950

Gelatin silver print, edition of 9
26.6 x 26.6 cm (image); 27.6 x 27.8 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “REF 6686”; inscribed verso: “NEG. NO. 19839P-3947-7”; inscribed verso: “GLOVE-KERCHIEF [in a box]” PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN IN NEW YORK / VOGUE FASHION PHOTOGRAPH / PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 1, 1950”; stamped verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1950 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.”; stamped verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “PRINT MADE 1950. / IP: [in a circle].”

Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.234

Copyright Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

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. (Colin Westerbeck)

Publication History

Szarkowski, John. 1984. "Irving Penn." Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art/New York Graphic Society Books. pl. 42. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. "Passage: A Work Record." Knopf. p. 84. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 88, cat. 65, pl. 39.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.

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