Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Funeral Home, American South, 1941, printed 1990

Gelatin silver print, edition of 13
28 x 26.4 cm (image/paper); 32.6 x 29.2 cm (mount)
Inscribed verso: “REF. 15811”; inscribed verso: “..”; inscribed verso: “FUNERAL HOME / (AMERICAN SOUTH) / 1941 [in a box]”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1990. / IP”; stamped verso: “TONED IN SELENIUM”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1985 by Irving Penn / NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT / WRITTEN PERMISSION OF / PHOTOGRAPHER.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGNED SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 13. / IP.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.186

Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

Funeral Home, American South

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Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Penn, Irving. 1991. “Passage: A Work Record.” Knopf. p.14. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 180, cat no. 7.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.