Tent in Nepal (A)

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Per Boije (Swedish, 20th cen.)
for Irving Penn (American, 1917–2009)

Tent in Nepal (A), 1967

Gelatin silver print
35.8 x 34.9 cm (image/paper); 43.3. x 37.9 cm (mount)
Inscribed verso: “REF. 8053”; inscribed verso: “TENT IN NEPAL [underlined] / 6756-4469”; stamped and inscribed verso; “PHOTOGRAPH BY PER BOIJE / Copyright © 1974 by Irving Penn, COURTESY OF VOGUE / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner and / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC.”; inscribed verso: “PHOTO YEAR COTA PG. 6.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.274

Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

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 (Chicago only). (Colin Westerbeck)

Publication History

Penn, Irving. 1974. "Worlds in a Small Room." Grossman. frontispiece. (other print of this image)

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Munich. 2011. “Irving Penn: Ethnos.” Exh. cat. Bernheimer Fine Art Photography. frontispiece. (other print of this image/published as “Irving Penn’s Portable Studio”)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 172, fig. 12.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.