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center verso in graphite: 2794 (circled) / Couple Fishing from Bank of Seine (in square) / France 1951 / Irving Penn (circled) / Rives Paper on Aluminum / Platinum-palladium; left of center: 15/15; center verso: artist's copyright stamp with graphite addition: 1953 (renewed 1981); lower center verso in graphite: Also in existence of this image: 5 dye transfer prints / 8 pigment prints (on porcelaineized steel) / 5 pigment prints (on paper on aluminum) / 10 initialed experimental prints; center verso stamp: Hand-coated by the photographer / Irving Penn; with graphite addition: Irving Penn (circled); lower verso iin graphite: Print made March 1981.

Provenance

Irving Penn; gift to NGA, 2002.