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Inscription

center verso in graphite: No. / 1964 (circled) / Alix Black Dress (underlined) / Rives Paper on Aluminum / Platinum-palladium / Multiple Coating and Printing / (1) Plat-Pall / (2) Plat-pall / Print made July-August 1978; right of center in graphite: 2/3; artist's copyright stamp with graphite addition: 1977; stamp: Hand-coated by the photographer; with graphite addition: Irving Penn (circled); stamp: In addition to 3 (graphite addition) numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver / prints not exceeding a total of 32 (graphite addition) may exist.; upper right in graphite: VAL

Provenance

Irving Penn; gift to NGA, 2002.