Man Lighting Girl's Cigarette (Jean Patchett), New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Man Lighting Girl's Cigarette (Jean Patchett), New York, 1949, printed May 1977

Platinum-palladium print, edition 1/15
49.1 x 51.9 cm (image); 56 x 60.7 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “724 / .. [in a circle]”; inscribed and stamped verso: “MAN LIGHTING GIRL’S CIGARETTE [in a box] PHOTOGRAPHED IN NEW YORK 1949 / IRVING PENN”; inscribed verso: “BF 360 Paper on Aluminum / Multiple Coating and Printing / 1 [in a circle] Platinum / 2 [in a circle] Platinum-palladium / Print made May 1977.”; inscribed verso: “1/15 [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1949 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC. / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 15 prints of this / image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 8 may exist.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / Hand-coated by the photographer / IRVING PENN [in a circle].”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.229

Copyright Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

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)

AIC, "A Case for Wine: From King Tut to Today," July 11–September 20, 2009. (Christopher Monkhouse)

Publication History

Szarkowski, John. 1984. "Irving Penn." Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art/New York Graphic Society Books. pl. 40. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. "Passage: A Work Record." Knopf. p. 72. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 39, cat. 44. pl. 15.

Penn, Irving. 2004. “A Notebook at Random.” Bulfinch Press. p. 115. (other print of this image)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.