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center verso in graphite: 1754 (circled) / New York Still-Life (underlined) / Rives Paper on Aluminum / Multiple coating and printing / (1) Platinum-palladium / (2) Platinum-palladium / Print made August 1978; right of center: 40/65; center verso: artist's copyright stamp with graphite addition: 1947; stamp: Hand-coated by the photographer; with graphite addition: Irving Penn; stamp: In addition to 65 (graphite addition) numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed silver / prints not exceeding a total of 20 (graphite addition) may exist.

Provenance

Irving Penn; gift to NGA, 2002.