Nude No. 17, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Nude No. 17, New York, 1949/50, printed 1949/50

Gelatin silver print, edition of 8
42.2 x 39.5 cm (image); 50.5 x 40.3 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “REF. 11662”; inscribed verso: “.. E [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “NUDE 17 [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “NFS / ..”; inscribed verso: “N1P36/SN223”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; stamped verso: “Copyright © 1980 by Irving Penn. May not be reproduced without written permission / of Irving Penn and/or the Condé Nast Publications Inc.”; stamped verso: “Photograph / by / PENN”; stamped verso: “COPYRIGHT / NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT / WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC.”; stamped and inscribed verso; “One of no more than 12 [crossed out] 8 (AS OF 1994) signed silver / prints of this negative. Each print / differs somewhat from the others. / Negative and print made 1949-1950. / I.P.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.277

Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

See also archive print, accession number 1997.30.25 (negative no. N1P36 SN 223 located in column 1, row 3).

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

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 119, cat. 46, pl. 69.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.