Still Life with Mouse, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Still Life with Mouse, New York, 1947

Gelatin silver print, edition of 78
24.6 x 18.8 cm (image); 25.3 x 20.3 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “STILL LIFE (WITH MOUSE) / NEW YORK, 1942 [in a box]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1983 by Irving Penn, COURTESY OF VOGUE / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the copyright owner and / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC.”; inscribed verso: “13590 P1”; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGLED, SILVER PRINTS OF THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 78.”; inscribed verso: “REF. 7110”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “Print made c. 1947. / IP:”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.163

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)

Publication History

Liberman, Alexander. 1951. “The Art and Technique of Color Photography.” Simon and Schuster. p. 14, cat. 14. (other print of this image/variant in color)

Szarkowski, John. 1984. "Irving Penn." Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art/New York Graphic Society Books. pl. 74. (other print of this image/published as “Vermeer Still Life (with Mouse”)

Penn, Irving. 1991. "Passage: A Work Record." Knopf. p. 31. (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. 24, cat. 4. (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. 53. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 176, cat. 23.

Penn, Irving. 2001. “Still Life.” Bulfinch Press. n.pag. (other print of this image/variant with tighter cropping)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.