mounted, signed in ink and stamped on the reverse, framed, 1951, printed later (Moments Preserved, pp. 22-3)
15¼ by 15¼ in. (38.7 by 38.7 cm.)
This gelatin silver print is in generally excellent condition. There is minor wear and chipping to the margin edges.
'51 IP 34A' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse.
The copyright stamp reads: 'Conde Nast / Not to be reproduced without / written permission from / the Condé Nast Publication, Inc. / Photograph / by / PENN.' A second stamp reads: 'Photograph / by / Irving Penn.'
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.