About This Artwork

Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Nude No. 100, New York, 1949/50, printed 1949/50

Gelatin silver print, edition of 2
38.5 x 37.8 cm (image); 50.6 x 40.4 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “REF. 14210”; inscribed verso: “E [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “NUDE 100 [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “..”; inscribed verso: “19118P-11/SN 392”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; stamped verso: “COPYRIGHT / NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT / WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC.”; stamped verso: “Photograph / by / PENN”; stamped verso: “Copyright © 1980 by Irving Penn. May not be reproduced without written permission / of Irving Penn and/or the Condé Nast Publications Inc.”; stamped and inscribed verso; “One of no more than 6 [crossed out] 2 (AS OF 1994) signed silver / prints of this negative. Each print / differs somewhat from the others. / Negative and print made 1949-1950. / I.P.”

Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.284

Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

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)

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, “Irving Penn: A Tribute,” October 31–December 13, 2009. (Matthew S. Witkovsky)

Publication History

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 48, cat. 53, fig. 2.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.

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