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Truman Capote, 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.


March 5, 1948, printed c. 1948


Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

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Irving Penn


Truman Capote, New York


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1948


Gelatin silver print


of 42


Inscribed verso: REF 1195; inscribed verso: JOB: 15805P-6; stamped verso: COPYRIGHT / NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT / WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS, INC.; inscribed verso: CAPOTE; stamped verso: PHOTOGRAPH / BY / PENN; inscribed verso: TRUMAN CAPOTE [in a box]; PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / PHOTOGRAPHED MARCH 5, 1948, NEW YORK.; signed and stamped verso: Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]; inscribed verso: Print made close / to time of photograph. / I.P.; stamped and inscribed verso: PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1983 by Irving Penn, COURTESY OF VOGUE / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner and / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC.


Image/paper: 24.2 × 16.3 cm (9 9/16 × 6 7/16 in.); Mount: 37 × 28 cm (14 5/8 × 11 1/16 in.)

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Gift of Irving Penn

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Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

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