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Tennessee Williams, New York

A work made of platinum-palladium print.
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  • A work made of platinum-palladium print.


February 13, 1951, printed 1983


Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

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Irving Penn


Tennessee Williams, New York


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1951


Platinum-palladium print


1 of 15


Inscribed verso: “2977 [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “TENNESSEE WILLIAMS [in a box] / PHOTOGRAPHED IN NEW YORK FEB. 13, 1951”; inscribed verso: “1/15”; inscribed verso: “Rives Paper on Aluminum / Multiple Coating and Printing / 1 [in a circle] Platinum-palladium / 2 [in a circle] Platinum-palladium / Print made 1983”; stamped verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1951 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC. / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / Hand-coated by the photographer / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; 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 35 may exist.”


Image: 39 × 38.8 cm (15 3/8 × 15 5/16 in.); Paper: 58 × 50.7 cm (22 7/8 × 20 in.); Mount: 61 × 50.7 cm (24 1/16 × 20 in.)

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Gift of Irving Penn

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