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IRVING PENN | 'Vogue Christmas Cover (New York)'

60,000 - 90,000 USD
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  • Irving Penn
  • 'Vogue Christmas Cover (New York)'
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 17 1/2  by 15 in. (44.4 by 38.1 cm.)
mounted, signed, initialed, titled, dated, and annotated 'black and white print made from color' in ink and stamped on the reverse, framed, a Norton Museum of Art exhibition label on the reverse, 1949, printed before 1959, one from an edition of no more than 11 gelatin silver prints 


Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, 2004


Palm Beach, Norton Museum of Art, Cocktail Culture, December 2011 - April 2012


Vogue, 15 November 1949, cover, illustrated in color

Irving Penn, Moments Preserved: Eight Essays: in Photographs and Words (New York, 1960), p. 143

Catalogue Note

Between 1943 and 2004, Irving Penn’s photographs were featured on 165 covers of Vogue magazine.  The present portrait of model Jean Patchett was illustrated in vibrant color on the cover in November 1949.