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center verso in graphite: 800 (circled) / Cocteau (in square) (Paris) / BF 360 Paper on Aluminum / Multiple Coating and Printing / (1) Platinum / (2) Platinum-palladium / Print made February-March 1977; right of center: 5/35; stamp: Hand-coated by the photographer; with graphite addition: Irving Penn; center: artist's copyright stamp with graphite addition: 1949; lower center: stamp: In addition to 35 (graphite addition) numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver / prints not exceeding a total of 15 (graphite addition) may exist; upper right in graphite: BC.

Provenance

Irving Penn; gift to NGA, 2002.