Elsa Schiaparelli, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Elsa Schiaparelli, New York, March 28, 1948, printed c. 1948

Gelatin silver print, edition of 36
24.5 x 19.5 cm (image); 25.6 x 20.2 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “REF 3130”; inscribed verso: “..”; inscribed verso: “ELSA SCHIAPARELLI / NEW YORK, MAR. 29, 1948 [in a box]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1984 by Irving Penn, COURTESY OF VOGUE / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner and / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 36.”; inscribed verso: “Print made near to date / of photographic sitting. / I.P.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.202

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

Penn, Irving. 1991. “Passage: A Work Record.” Knopf. p. 59. (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. 155. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 66, cat. 30, pl. 18.

Keaney, Magdalene. 2010. “Irving Penn Portraits.” Exh. cat. National Portrait Gallery, London. p. 33, pl. 9.
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Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.