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center verso in graphite: Colette / 458 (circled) / BF360 paper on Aluminum / Multiple coating and printing / (1) Platinum / (2) Platinum / (3) Platinum / (4) Platinum-palladium / Print made December 1976; right of center 10/50 (circled); center verso stamp: Hand-coated by the photographer; with graphite addition: Irving Penn; center right verso: artist's copyright stamp with graphite addition: 1960; center left, stamp: In addition to 50 (graphite addition) numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver / prints not exceeding a total of 25 (graphite addition) may exist.; upper right in graphite: BC

Provenance

Irving Penn; gift to NGA, 2002.