About This Artwork

Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Woman in Palace (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Marrakech, Morocco, 1951, printed 1983

Platinum-palladium print, edition 10/40
50 x 47.6 cm (image); 63.2 x 56 cm (paper); 66 x 56 cm (mount)

Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.239

Copyright Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

AIC, “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

Penn, Irving. 1960. “Moments Preserved.” Simon and Schuster. p. 67. (other print of this image)

Hall-Duncan, Nancy. 1979. "The History of Fashion Photography.” Exh. cat. International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House/Alpine Book Company. p. 146. (other print of this image)

Hasner, Rune and Sebastião Salgado. 1989. "Nine Masters of Photography." Exh. cat. Hasselblad Center. n.pag. (other print of this image)

Foresta, Merry A. and William F. Stapp. 1990. “Irving Penn: Master Images.” Exh. cat. National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution Press. p. 42, cat. 29. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. "Passage: A Work Record." Knopf. p. 102. (other print of this image)

Photology. 1992. “Irving Penn: People in Passage.” Photology. p. 68-69. (other print of this image)

Hürlimann, Annemarie. 1994. “Irving Penn: Collection privée/Irving Penn: Privatsammlung.” Exh. cat. Musée d’art et d’histoire/Editions Bentali. p. 53, cat. 32. (other print of this image)

Lundström, Jan-Erik. 1995. “Irving Penn fotografier: en donation till mine av Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn/Irving Penn Photographs: A Donation in Memory of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn.” Exh. cat. Moderna Museet/Raster Förlag. p. 113. (other print of this image)

Harrison, Martin. 1996. “Lisa Fonssagrives: Three Decades of Classic Fashion Photography.” Vendome Press. p. 10. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 73, cat. 84, pl. 24.

Penn, Irving. 2004. “A Notebook at Random.” Bulfinch Press. p. 103. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 2008. Irving Penn Vessels. Exh. cat. Pace/MacGill Gallery/Meridian Printing. p. 9.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.




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