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center verso in graphite: 2982 (circled)/ Tennessee Williams (in square)/ Photographed in New York / Feb 13, 1951; right of center: 6/15; center: Rives paper on Aluminum / Multiple Coating and Printing / (1) Platinum-palladium / (2) Platinum-palladium / Print made 1983; stamp: Hand-coated by the photographer / Irving Penn; with graphite addition: Irving Penn (circled); artist's copyright stamp with graphite addition: 1951 renewed 1979; lower right, stamp: In addition to 15 (graphite addition) numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver / prints not exceeding a total of 35 (graphite addition) may exist; upper right in graphite: JF (circled)

Provenance

Irving Penn; gift to NGA, 2002.