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Cuzco Children, Cuzco, Peru

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


1948, printed December 1976


Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

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Irving Penn


Cuzco Children, Cuzco, Peru


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1948


Platinum-palladium print


28 of 60


Inscribed verso: “CUZCO CHILDREN”; inscribed verso: “1369 [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “BF 360 Paper on Aluminum / Multiple Coating and Printing / 1 [in a circle] Platinum / 2 [in a circle] Platinum-palladium / Print made December 1976”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / Hand-coated by the photographer [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 60 numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 30 may exist.”; inscribed verso: “28/60”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1960 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC. / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.”


Image: 49.6 × 50.7 cm (19 9/16 × 20 in.); Paper: 55.9 × 63.3 cm (22 1/16 × 24 15/16 in.)

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Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. Leigh B. Block

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