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Chimney Sweep (B), London

A work made of platinum-palladium print.
Copyright Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

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  • A work made of platinum-palladium print.

Date:

1950, printed 1967

Artist:

Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Irving Penn

Title

Chimney Sweep (B), London

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1950

Medium

Platinum-palladium print

Edition

5 of 27

Inscriptions

Inscribed verso: “SWEEP, LONDON 1950”; inscribed verso: “P485 / .. [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “5/27”; inscribed verso: “Platinum-palladium / Print made 1967”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / Hand-coated by the photographer [in a circle]”; stamped verso: “Deacidified to pH 8.5 9.5”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1951 by THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS LTD / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 27 prints of this / image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 4 may exist. / I.P.”

Dimensions

Image: 49.3 × 37.5 cm (19 7/16 × 14 13/16 in.); Paper: 57 × 45.5 cm (22 1/2 × 17 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Irving Penn

Reference Number

1996.263

Copyright

Copyright Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

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