Cottage Tulip: Sorbet, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Cottage Tulip: Sorbet, New York, 1967, printed 1986

Dye imbibition print, edition of 16
45.5 x 46.3 cm (image); 48.2 x 49.7 cm (paper); 55.9 x 60.7 cm (mount)
Inscribed verso: “..”; inscribed verso: “REF. 15490”; inscribed verso: “COTTAGE TULIP: SORBET / (NEW YORK, 1967) [in a box]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1967 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC. / Not to be reproduced without written permission of the copyright owner.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “DYE TRANSFER PRINT MADE / 1986.”; inscribed and stamped verso: “SIGNED DYE TRANSFER PRINTS OF THIS PHOTOGRAPH / NOT EXCEEDING 16.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 16 signed dye transfer / prints of this image there are also 9 signed, numbered platinum-palladium prints.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]"
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.165

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 (Chicago only). (Colin Westerbeck)

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

Publication History

Penn, Irving. 1980. "Flowers." Harmony Books. p. 25. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. “Passage: A Work Record.” Knopf. p. 164. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 101, cat. 101, pl. 52.

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

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.