Nude No. 130, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Nude No. 130, New York, 1949/50, printed 1949/50

Gelatin silver print, edition of 10
40.3 x 38.1 cm (image); 50.5 x 40.2 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “REF. 14257”; inscribed verso: “E [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “NUDE 130 [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “..”; inscribed verso: “19117P-325/SN 757”; 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 and inscribed verso; “One of no more than 14 [crossed out] 10 (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, 1996.287

Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

See also archive print, accession number 1997.29.19 (negative no. 19117P-325 SN 757 located in column 1, row 3 and column 2, row 2).

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, Münchner Stadtmuseum, October 6, 1998–February 21, 1999; San Francisco, California, Friends of Photography/Ansel Adams Center for Photography, July 28–October 10,1999; Tokyo, Japan, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, November 11, 1999–January 23, 2000; Houston, Texas, 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

Szarkowski, John. 1984. "Irving Penn." Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art/New York Graphic Society Books. pl. 81. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 31, cat. 56, pl. 7.

Hambourg, Maria Morris. 2002. "Earthly Bodies: Irving Penn's Nudes, 1949–50." Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art/Bulfinch Press. p. 71. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 2003. “Nude No. 130, New York.” Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies, vol. 29, no. 2, p. 47.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.