About This Artwork

Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Augustus John, Hampshire, England, 1958, printed August 1976

Platinum-palladium print, edition 4/35
48.6 x 48 cm (image); 57.3 x 56.7 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “P747 [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “AUGUSTUS JOHN”; inscribed verso: “4/35”; inscribed verso: “Platinum-palladium / Print made August 1976”; stamped verso: “Deacidified”; stamped and inscribed verso; “In addition to 25 prints of this / image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding 36 may exist.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1961 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 [n a circle].”

Gift of Maxine and Larry Snider, 2000.159

Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Penn, Irving. 1960. “Moments Preserved.” Simon and Schuster. p. 69. (other print of this image)

Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin. 1975. “I platini di Irving Penn: 25 anni di fotografia.” Exh. cat. Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna/Ages Arti Grafiche. p. 28. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. “Passage: A Work Record.” Knopf. p. 127. (other print of this image)




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