About This Artwork

Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Seascape, Japan, 1964, printed 1968

Platinum-iridium print, edition 1/10
28.5 x 43.2 cm (image); 51.8 x 58 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “..”; inscribed verso: “JAPANESE LANDSCAPE, 1964 [in a box]”; inscribed verso; “P364 [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “Platinum-iridium / Print made 1968”; stamped verso; “Deacidified”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 10 prints of this / image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 3 may exist.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1964 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / Hand-coated by the photographer.”

Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.256

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

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 124, cat. 98, pl. 74.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.




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