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Cuzco Woman with High Shoes, Cuzco

A work made of platinum-palladium print.
Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

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  • A work made of platinum-palladium print.


December 1948, printed October 1980


Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

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Irving Penn


Cuzco Woman with High Shoes, Cuzco


United States (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1948


Platinum-palladium print


13 of 20


Inscribed verso: “1683 / .. [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “Photographed December 1948”; inscribed verso: “CUZCO MOTHER AND CHILD / (WOMAN WITH HIGH SHOES)”; inscribed verso: “Rives Paper on Aluminum / Platinum-palladium / Print made October 1980”; stamped verso: “Deacidified”; inscribed verso: “13/20”; stamped and inscribed verso; “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1978 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner and / THE CONDE NAT PUBLICATIONS INC.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / Hand-coated by the photographer [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 20 prints of this / image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but singed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 0 may exist.”


Image: 30 × 28.6 cm (11 13/16 × 11 5/16 in.); Paper: 60.7 × 50.8 cm (23 15/16 × 20 in.)

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Gift of Irving Penn

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Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

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