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Inscription

center verso in graphite: 2627 (circled); Paris 1950 / Mermaid Dress (Rochas) (underlined) / Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn / Rives Paper on Aluminum; Multiple coating and Printing / (1) Platinum-palladium / (2) Platinum-palladium / Print made May-June 1980; right of center 22/25; center verso: artist's copyright stamp with graphite addition: 1950; center verso, stamp: Hand-coated by the photographer; with graphite addition: Irving Penn; lower center verso, stamp: In addition to 25 (graphite addition) numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver / prints not exceeding a total of 7 (graphite addition) may exist.; upper right in graphite: G.M

Provenance

Irving Penn; gift to NGA, 2002.