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Inscription

center verso in graphite: 1545 (circled) / Callot Swallow-tail Dress (underlined) / BF Paper on Aluminum / Platinum-palladium / Print made March, 1978; right of center in graphite: 14/19; artist's copyright stamp with graphite addition: 1977; stamp: Hand-coated by the photographer; with graphite addition: Irving Penn (circled); stamp: In addition to 19 (graphite addition) numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver / prints not exceeding a total of 10 (graphite addition) may exist.; upper right in graphite: VAL

Provenance

Irving Penn; gift to NGA, 2002.