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Seated Warrior - Reclining Girl, Cameroon

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

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  • A work made of platinum-palladium print.


1969, printed March 1982


Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

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Irving Penn


Seated Warrior - Reclining Girl, Cameroon


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1969


Platinum-palladium print


11 of 14


Inscribed verso: “2889 / .. [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “SEATED WARRIOR, RECLINING GIRL [in a box] CAMEROON”; inscribed verso: “Rives Paper on Aluminum / Single coating, multiple printing / Platinum-palladium”; stamped verso: “Deacidified”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1974 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner and / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATINOS INC.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / Hand-coated by the photographer [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 14 prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 15 may exist.”; inscribed verso: “Print made March 1982.”


Image: 51.8 × 50 cm (20 7/16 × 19 11/16 in.); Paper: 63.1 × 56 cm (24 7/8 × 22 1/16 in.); Mount: 65.9 × 55.8 cm (26 × 22 in.)

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Gift of Irving Penn

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Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

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