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Oliver Smith, Jane Bowles & Paul Bowles, New York

A work made of gelatin silver print.
Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.


May 23, 1947, printed c. 1947


Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

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Irving Penn


Oliver Smith, Jane Bowles & Paul Bowles, New York


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1947


Gelatin silver print


of 28


Stamped and inscribed verso: REF. 3206; inscribed verso: OLIVER SMITH / JANE AND PAUL BOWLES / NEW YORK, MAY 23, 1947 [in a box] ; stamped and inscribed verso: PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1960, by Irving Penn, COURTESY OF VOGUE / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner and / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC. ; stamped and inscribed verso: SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 28.; signed and stamped verso: Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]; inscribed verso: Print made near to date of / photographic sitting. / IP.


Image: 24.4 × 19.5 cm (9 5/8 × 7 11/16 in.); Paper: 25.2 × 20.4 cm (9 15/16 × 8 1/16 in.)

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Gift of Irving Penn

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Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

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