Truman Capote, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Truman Capote, New York, March 5, 1948, printed c. 1948

Gelatin silver print, edition of 42
24.2 x 16.3 cm (image/paper); 37 x 28 cm (mount)
Inscribed verso: “REF 1195”; inscribed verso: “JOB: 15805P-6”; stamped verso: “COPYRIGHT / NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT / WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS, INC.”; inscribed verso: “CAPOTE”; stamped verso: “PHOTOGRAPH / BY / PENN”; inscribed verso: “TRUMAN CAPOTE [in a box]”; PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / PHOTOGRAPHED MARCH 5, 1948, NEW YORK.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “Print made close / to time of photograph. / I.P.”; 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.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.199

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)

London, England, National Portrait Gallery, "Irving Penn Portraits," February 18–June 6, 2010.

Publication History

Szarkowski, John. 1984. "Irving Penn." Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art/New York Graphic Society Books. pl. 9. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. “Passage: A Work Record.” Knopf. p. 57. (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. 145. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 154, cat. 27, pl. 87.

Keaney, Magdalene. 2010. “Irving Penn Portraits.” Exh. cat. National Portrait Gallery, London. p. 29, pl. 7.

Nuñez, Gabriele Betancourt and Ulrike Schneider. 2011. “Portraits in Series: A Century of Photographs.” Exh. cat. Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. p. 181. (other print of this image)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.