Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Vitrier (Glazier), Paris, 1950, printed November 1976

Platinum-palladium print, edition 12/25
43.1 x 27.8 cm (image); 57 x 39 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “P1158 / .. [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “VITRIER, PARIS, 1950 [in a box]”; stamped verso: “IRVING PENN”; inscribed verso: “.. / Platinum-palladium / Print made November 1976”; stamped verso: “Deacidified”; inscribed verso: “12/25 [in a circle]”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / Hand-coated by the photographer / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 25 prints of this / image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 7 may exist / I.P.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1951 by / LES EDITIONS CONDE NAST S.A. / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.265

Copyright Les Editions Condé Nast S.A.

Vitrier (Glazier), Paris

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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)

AIC, "Paris: Photographs from a Time that Was," August 13–November 6, 2005. (David Travis)

AIC, “Irving Penn: A Tribute,” October 31–December 13, 2009. (Matthew S. Witkovsky)

Publication History

Penn, Irving. 1974. “Worlds in a Small Room.” Grossman Publishers. p. 23. (other print of this image)

Marlborough Fine Art, London. 1981. “Irving Penn: Photographs in Platinum Metals, Images 1947–1975.” Marlborough Fine Art London. p. 12, cat. 25. (other print of this image)

Szarkowski, John. 1984. "Irving Penn." Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art/New York Graphic Society Books. pl. 89. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. “Passage: A Work Record.” Knopf. p. 91. (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. 195. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 40, cat. 68, pl. 16.

Penn, Irving. 2004. “A Notebook at Random.” Bulfinch Press. p. 97. (other print of this image)

Greenough, Sarah. 2005. “Irving Penn: Platinum Prints.” Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art/Yale University Press. pl. 27. (other print of this image)

Travis, David. 2005. "Paris: Photographs from a Time that Was." Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press. p. 84.

Heckert, Virginia and Anne Lacoste. 2009. “Irving Penn: Small Trades.” Exh. cat. J. Paul Getty Museum. pl. 1. (other print of this image)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.