Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Dr. & Mrs. Gilbert Grosvenor, Washington D.C., 1951, printed 1973

Platinum-palladium print, edition 24/35
36.6 x 50.9 cm (image); 56.8 x 59.3 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “DR. AND MRS. GILBERT H. GROSVENOR / (WASHINGTON, D.C., 1951) [in a box]”; inscribed verso: “.. / P1033 / .. [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “GROSVENORS / Platinum-palladium / Print made 1973 / Arches Paper / Single coating, multiple printing”; inscribed verso: “24/35”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1951–RENEWED 1979 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC. / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “Hand-coated by the photographer / I.P.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.208

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Dr. & Mrs. Gilbert Grosvenor, Washington D.C.

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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)

Publication History

Penn, Irving. 1960. “Moments Preserved.” Simon and Schuster. p. 114. (other print of this image)

Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin. 1975. “I platini di Irving Penn: 25 anni di fotografia.” Exh. cat. Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna/Ages Arti Grafiche. p. 22. (other print of this image)

Szarkowski, John. 1984. "Irving Penn." Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art/New York Graphic Society Books. pl. 33. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. “Passage: A Work Record.” Knopf. p. 113. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 146, cat. 79, pl. 79.

Greenough, Sarah. 2005. “Irving Penn: Platinum Prints.” Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art/Yale University Press. pl. 34. (other print of this image)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.