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center verso in graphite: 2619 (circled) / Cecil Beaton (underlined) / Rives Paper on Aluminum / Multiple Coating and Printing / (1) Platinum-palladium / (2) Platinum-palladium / Print made June 1980; right of center: 14/15; center (twice): artist's copyright stamp with graphite addition: 1958; lower center, stamp: Hand-coated by the photographer; with graphite addition: Irving Penn (circled); 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 15 (graphite addition) may exist; upper right in graphite: JAB

Provenance

Irving Penn; gift to NGA, 2002.