Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Nude No. 57, New York, 1949/50, printed 1949/50

Gelatin silver print, edition of 8
39.6 x 37.4 cm (image); 55.6 x 40.3 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “REF. 14229”; inscribed verso: “E [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “NUDE 57 [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “19117P-43/SN465”; 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: “COPYRIGHT / NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT / WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC.”; stamped verso: “Photograph / by / PENN”; 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, 1996.279

Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

Nude No. 57, New York

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See also archive print, accession number 1997.30.16 (negative no. 19117P-43 SN 465 located in column 2, row 3).

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)

Publication History

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 52, cat. 48, fig. 8.

Hambourg, Maria Morris. 2002. "Earthly Bodies: Irving Penn's Nudes, 1949–50." Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art/Bulfinch Press. p. 49. (other print of this image)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.