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Inscription

center verso in graphite: 883 / Cartier Messenger / (New York, 1951) (in square) / Rives Paper on Aluminum / Platinum-palladium / Print made October 1986; right of center: 4/4; center right verso: artist's copyright stamp with graphite addition: 1951 renewed 1979; center verso stamp: Hand-coated by the photographer; with graphite addition: Irving Penn; center left, stamp: In addition to 4 (graphite addition) numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver / prints not exceeding a total of 9 (graphite addition) may exist.; upper left in graphite: RF

Provenance

Irving Penn; gift to NGA, 2002.