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Inscription

on verso, signed, center left in graphite: Irving Penn; stamped, underneath signature in black ink: Irving Penn; artist's stamp, center in black ink: PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1948 (RENEWED 1976) [dates written in graphite] by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC. / not to be reproduced without written permission of the / copyright owner.; stamped, lower center in black ink: DYE TRANSFER PRINT MADE 1985. [?] [date and initial in graphite]; stamped, center right in black ink: SIGNED PRINTS OF THIS PHOTOGRAPH NOT EXCEEDING; by unknown hand, upper center in graphite: REF. 14741 / STILL LIFE WITH WATERMELON / (NEW YORK, 1947); lower left in graphite: ARCHIVAL STAMP INK.; bottom center in graphite: IP/1034; upper left corner and bottom right corner in graphite: V/7

Provenance

Mary and Dan Solomon; purchase and gift to NGA, 2006.