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Inscription

center verso in graphite: Papier d'Arches / France Capferrat / 1962 / E (circled) / W. Somerset Maugham (in square) / P871 (circled) / Platinum-palladium / Print made 1968; right of center: 10/15; center verso, stamp: Hand-coated by the photographer; with graphite addition: Irving Penn; stamp, Irving Penn; with graphite addition: Irving Penn; lower center, verso: : artist's copyright stamp with graphite addition: 1962 / Irving Penn; lower center verso, stamp: In addition to 15 (graphite addition) numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver / prints not exceeding a total of 20 (graphite addition) may exist. ; lower left in graphite: 3

Provenance

Irving Penn; gift to NGA, 2002.