About This Artwork

Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Fath Detail, Paris, 1950, printed 1990

Gelatin silver print, edition of 8
28.4 x 25.8 cm
Inscribed verso: “REF: 15657”; inscribed verso: “..”; inscribed verso: “FATH DETAIL / PARIS, 1950 [in a box]”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1990. / I.P.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1950–RENEWED 1978 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC. / not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.”; stamped verso: “TONED IN SELENIUM”; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 9. / IP.”

Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.235

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

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 32, cat. 66, pl. 8.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.

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