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Cretan Landscape

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

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  • A work made of platinum-palladium print.


1964, printed January 1974


Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

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Photography and Media


Irving Penn


Cretan Landscape


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1964


Platinum-palladium print


6 of 25


Typed label, verso: “CRETAN LANDCAPE [underlined] / Photograph by Irving Penn / Copyright © 1965 by / The Conde Nast Publications Inc. / Not to be reproduced without written / permission of the copyright owner.”; inscribed verso: “1145 [in a circle]”; inscribed and signed verso: “Arches Paper on Aluminum / Multiple coating and printing (of 2 color components) / 1 [in a circle] Platinum-palladium / 3 [in a circle] Platinum-palladium / Print made January 1974 / Irving Penn [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “6/25”; stamped verso; “Hand-coated by the photographer”; inscribed verso; “Of this image: / there are 25 numbered prints in platinum metals and 13 numbered pigment prints in color. / I.P.”; stamped verso: “Deacidified.”


Image: 39.3 × 55.5 cm (15 1/2 × 21 7/8 in.); Paper: 55.8 × 63.3 cm (22 × 24 15/16 in.); Mount: 55.8 × 65.9 cm (22 × 26 in.)

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Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. Leigh B. Block

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Copyright Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

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