Running Children, Rabat, Morocco

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Running Children, Rabat, Morocco, 1951, printed 1951/59

Gelatin silver print, edition of 37
52.5 x 50.4 cm (image); 59.3 x 56 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “REF. 8323”; inscribed verso: “.. / RUNNING CHILDREN, MOROCCO / (RABAT, 1951) [in a box]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1952–RENEWED 1980 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC. / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 37.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “Print made before 1959. / I.P.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.253

Copyright Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, “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

Steichen, Edward. “The Family of Man.” 1955. Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art/Simon and Schuster. p. 188. (other print of this image/variant with tighter cropping)

George Eastman House, Rochester. 1959. "Photography at Mid-Century: Tenth Anniversary Exhibition." Exh. cat. George Eastman House. p. 82. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1960. “Moments Preserved.” Simon and Schuster. p. 65. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. "Passage: A Work Record." Knopf. p. 103. (other print of this image?)

Photology. 1992. “Irving Penn: People in Passage.” Photology. p. 76-77. (other print of this image)

Fraser, Kennedy. 1992. “On the Edge: Images from 100 Years of Vogue.” Exh. cat. New York Public Library/Random House. p. 109. (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. 213. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 72, cat. 80, pl. 23.

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Munich. 2011. “Irving Penn: Ethnos.” Exh. cat. Bernheimer Fine Art Photography. pl. 31. (other print of this image)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.