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Inscription

center verso in graphite: 2616 (circled) / Ballet Society (underlined) / 14/15 / Rives Paper on Aluminum / Multiple Coating and Printing / (1) Platinum-palladium / (2) Platinum-palladium / Print made June-July 1980; center verso: artist's copyright stamp with graphite addition: 1948 renewed 1976; stamp: Hand-coated by the photographer; with graphite addition: Irving Penn; 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 13 (graphite addition) may exist.; lower right in graphite: IP.241.Y; upper right in graphite: JK

Provenance

Irving Penn; gift to NGA, 2002.

Exhibition History
2015
In Light of the Past: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Collecting Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, May 3 – July 26, 2015