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Inscription

center verso in graphite: Sewer Cleaner, New York 1951 / P 86 (circled) / Platinum-palladium / Print made 1967; right of center: 4/35 (circled); center, stamp: Hand-coated by the photographer; with graphite addition: Irving Penn (circled); artist's copyright stamp with graphite addition: 1951 renewed 1979; lower left, stamp: In addition to 35 (graphite addition) numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver / prints not exceeding a total of 7 / IP (graphite addition) may exist; upper right in graphite: LF

Provenance

Irving Penn; gift to NGA, 2002.