Lion (3/4 View)

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Lion (3/4 View), 1986, printed 1986

Gelatin silver print, edition of 19
48.4 x 59.5 cm (image); 55.8 x 65.9 cm (mount)
Stamped and inscribed verso: “REF. SK27”; inscribed verso: “LION (3/4 VIEW) / (NEG. NO. 216) [in a box]”; stamped verso: “PHOTOGRAPHED AT NARODNI MUSEUM / PRAGUE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1986”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1986 by IRVING PENN / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “Signed prints of this photograph not exceeding 19”; stamped verso: “TONED IN SELENIUM”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1986. / IP.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle].”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.179

Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

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

Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York. 1989. “Cranium Architecture.” Exh. cat. Pace/MacGill Gallery. n.pag. (other print of this image)

Foresta, Merry A. and William F. Stapp. 1990. “Irving Penn: Master Images.” Exh. cat. National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution Press. p. 72, cat. 59. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. "Passage: A Work Record." Knopf. p. 265. (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. 89. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 153, cat. 135, pl. 86.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.