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Cecil Beaton, London

A work made of platinum-palladium print.
Copyright Les Editions Condé Nast S.A.

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  • A work made of platinum-palladium print.


1950, printed March/April 1977


Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

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Irving Penn


Cecil Beaton, London


United States (Artist's nationality)

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Made 1950


Platinum-palladium print


8 of 15


Inscribed verso: “119 / .. [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “CECIL BEATON [in a box] / PHOTOGRAPHED IN LONDON, 1950.”; inscribed verso: “BF 360 Paper on Aluminum / Multiple Coating and Printing / 1 [in a circle] Platinum / 2 [in a circle] Platinum-palladium / Print made March–April 1977.”; stamped verso: “DEACIDIFIED”; inscribed verso: “8/15”; stamped verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1958 by / LES EDITIONS CONDE NAST S.A. / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 15 numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed silver / prints not exceeding a total of 15 may exist.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / Hand-coated by the photographer [in a circle].”


Image: 38.2 × 37.1 cm (15 1/16 × 14 5/8 in.); Paper: 52 × 51 cm (20 1/2 × 20 1/8 in.)

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Gift of Irving Penn

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Copyright Les Editions Condé Nast S.A.

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