'NUDE 150', NEW YORK, 1949-50
Platinum-palladium print, printed 1972, flush-mounted to aluminium. Signed, titled, dated, numbered 37/57 and 1197 and variously annotated in pencil with the Penn/Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the verso. Matted and framed.
Image 46.2 x 44.2 cm (18 ¼x 17 ⅜in.);
sheet 66.5 x 56 cm (26 ¼ x 22 in.)
This platinum print is in good to very good condition. Light reddish brown tones. Lack of the paper superior layer around print edges (0.5cm wide), where a previous mount window was taped, not affecting image. A few very small foxing spots across image, visible under close inspection. Yellowing around the image, which is typical with platinum/palladium prints mounted on aluminum and is associated with sensitizing the primary support prior to exposing the negative, not affecting image.
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Marlborough Gallery, New York
Irving Penn: Photographs. A Donation in Memory of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 1996, p.247