Couple Fishing from Bank of Seine, France, 1951, printed 1968
Color pigmentation print on porcelainized steel, edition of 8
58.2 x 50.2 cm (image); 63.6 x 53.3 cm (support)
Typed label, verso: “Print made on porcelainized steel, hand coated by the photographer. / Pigments used: Pthalocyanine Blue / Ultramarine Blue [crossed out] / Viridian / Terre Verte / Quinacridone Red / Cadmium Red [crossed out] / Burnt Sienna / [illegible yellow pigment; crossed out] / Cadmium Yellow / Cadmium Yellow Deep [crossed out] / [illegible yellow pigment; crossed out ] / Yellow Ochre / Chinese White [crossed out] / Carbon Black [crossed out] / Bone Black [crossed out] / Charcoal Grey”; signed label: “Irving Penn [in a circle]”
Typed and inscribed label, verso: “.. / PLATE NO. 47 / COUPLE FISHING FROM BANK OF SEINE [underlined] / (France 1951) / Photograph by Irving Penn / Copyright © 1953 – Renewed 1981 / The Conde Nast Publications Inc. / Not to be reproduced without written / permission of the copyright owner.”
Inscribed verso: “47 ..”
Labeled verso: “Of this image, the following prints exist: / 5 dye transfer prints / 8 pigment color prints (on porcelainized steel) / 5 pigment color prints (on paper on aluminum) / 15 platinum prints”; inscribed on label: “Print made 1968 / Ip”; inscribed label: “6/13”; signed and stamped label: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.251
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)
Penn, Irving. 1960. “Moments Preserved.” Simon and Schuster. p. 13. (other print of this image)
Penn, Irving. 1991. "Passage: A Work Record." Knopf. p. 109. (other print of this image)
Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 83, cat. 77, pl. 34.
Greenough, Sarah. 2005. “Irving Penn: Platinum Prints.” Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art/Yale University Press. pl. 33 (other print of this image/variant in platinum)
Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.