Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Max Ernst & Dorothea Tanning, New York, March 20, 1947, printed 1983

Gelatin silver print, edition of 12
24.3 x 19.2 cm (image); 24.7 x 19.6 cm (paper); 35.1 x 25.4 cm (mount)
Inscribed verso: “REF. 11466”; inscribed verso: “JOB NO: 13897-P4”; inscribed verso: “MAX ERNST / DOROTHEA TANING [in a box] / PHOTOGRAPHED IN NEW YORK, MARCH 20, 1947”; inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN”; 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.”; stamped verso: “TONED IN SELENIUM”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1983. / I.P.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN [in a circle].”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.195

Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

Max Ernst & Dorothea Tanning, New York

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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

Szarkowski, John. 1984. "Irving Penn." Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art/New York Graphic Society Books. pl. 16. (other print of this image)

Printemps des Artes de Monte-Carlo, Monaco. 1986. “Irving Penn.” Exh. cat. Printemps des Artes de Monte-Carlo. pl. 54. (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. 98, cat. 62. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. “Passage: A Work Record.” Knopf. p. 37. (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. 137. (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. 15.

Keaney, Magdalene. 2010. “Irving Penn Portraits.” Exh. cat. National Portrait Gallery, London. p. 23, pl. 4. (other print of this image)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.