Inscription

center verso in graphite: AR 756 / Composition with Skull and Pear (in square) / neg. made 12-21-'79 / 55/62 / Platinum-palladium / Strathmore Paper on Aluminum / Print made April 1981; center verso: artist's copyright stamp with graphite addition: 1981 / stamp: Hand-coated by the photographer, with graphite addition: Irving Penn (circled); stamp: In addition to 62 (graphite addition) numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, a number of unsigned silver prints / for reproduction in publications may exist.

Provenance

Irving Penn; gift to NGA, 2002.