'WOMAN IN PALACE (MARRAKECH, MOROCCO, LISA FONSSAGRIVES-PENN)'
selenium-toned, mounted, signed, titled, dated, and annotated in ink and stamped on the reverse, framed, 1951, printed in 1992, one of no more than 40 prints in gelatin silver
15⅜ by 15⅜ in. (39.1 by 39.1 cm.)
This gelatin silver print, toned in selenium, is in generally excellent condition. Under very close examination there are a few deposits of expertly applied original retouching. On the reverse of the mount there are a few tape remnants along the edges, and 'REF: 16662' is written in ink and 'RM' is written in pencil. The copyright stamp is ink-annotated '1951,' 'Print made 1992,' and 'Renewed 1979.' The edition stamp on the reverse indicates that signed, silver prints of this negative do not exceed 40.
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Irving Penn, Moments Preserved (New York, 1960), p. 67
John Szarkowski, Irving Penn (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1984), pl. 35
Merry A. Foresta and William F. Stapp, Irving Penn: Master Images (Washington, D. C., 1990), pl. 29
Irving Penn, Passage (New York, 1991), p. 102
Colin Westerbeck, ed., Irving Penn: A Career in Photography (The Art Institute of Chicago, 1997), pl. 24
Merry A. Foresta, Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty (Washington, D. C., and New York: Smithsonian American Art Museum in association with The Irving Penn Foundation, 2015), pl. 91