Man with Clothing Bag, American South

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Man with Clothing Bag, American South, 1941, printed 1983

Gelatin silver print, edition of 9
20.4 x 19.5 cm (image); 25.2 x 20.4 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “REF: 14078”; inscribed verso: “MAN WITH CLOTHING BAG / AMERICAN SOUTH, / 1941 [in a box]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN: / All rights reserved”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1983 by / IRVING PENN / Not to be reproduced without written permission of / the photographer.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a box]”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1983. / IP.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 9.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.187

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 (Chicago only). (Colin Westerbeck)

Publication History

Szarkowski, John. 1984. "Irving Penn." Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art/New York Graphic Society Books. pl. 3. (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. 8.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.