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on verso, artist's stamp, center left in grey ink: PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1967 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner and / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC.; stamped, center right in grey ink: In addition to 35 numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver / prints not exceeding a total of 15 may exist.; stamped, center in black ink: Deacidified to pH 8.5-9.5; label, center typed: 3 Dahomey Girls (1) / Photograph by Irving Penn / Copyright © 1967 by / Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without written / permission of the copyright owner.; stamped, center in grey ink: Hand-coated by the photographer; by artist's hand, center in graphite: 13/35 [circled] 12 [circled] / Wiggins teape paper on aluminum / multiple coating and printing / 1 [circled] platinum / 2 [circled] platinum-palladium / print made Summer 1972 / Irving Penn [circled]

Provenance

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



Bibliography
1974
Penn, Irving. Worlds in a Small Room by Irving Penn. New York, 1974.
1991
Callaway, Nicolas. Irving Penn: Passage, a Work Record. New York, 1991.