1917 - 2009
gelatin silver print, mounted, the photographer's 'Photograph by PENN' credit stamp and a Condé Nast copyright/reproduction rights stamp on the reverse, framed, 1949, printed in 1950
image: 16 ⅞ by 15 ¼ in. (42.9 by 38.7 cm.)
frame: 25 ½ by 23 ½ in. (64.8 by 59.7 cm.)
Please note the colors and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This early print with a semi-glossy surface is in generally good to very good condition. Some of the dark areas of the image, mostly in the lower portion, appear to have lost density and shifted faintly pink. The extreme edge of the upper left corner is creased. When examined in raking light, the following are visible: a tiny impression in the upper left quadrant; and an overall slight unevenness, likely a result of mounting. The edges of the mount are faintly age-darkened, and there is soiling throughout. On the reverse are 2 hinge remnants along the upper edge, adhesive remnants along the left and right edges, and some soiling.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Colin Westerbeck, ed., Irving Penn: A Career in Photography (The Art Institute of Chicago, 1997), p. 17
Maria Morris Hambourg, Earthly Bodies: Irving Penn’s Nudes, 1949-50, (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2002), p. 59 (variant)