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center verso in graphite: Francis Bacon / 197 (circled); right of center: 3/30; center: artist's copyright stamp with graphite addition: 1963; in graphite: Rives paper on Aluminum / Single coating, multiple printing / Platinum-palladium / Print made February 1981; stamp: Hand-coated by the photographer; with graphite addition: Irving Penn (circled); lower right, stamp: In addition to 30 (graphite addition) numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver / prints not exceeding a total of 15 (graphite addition) may exist; upper right in graphite: CC

Provenance

Irving Penn; gift to NGA, 2002.