Irving Penn, Woman In Palace (lisa Fonssagrives-Pen
Woman in Palace (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Marrakech, Morocco, 1951. Selenium-toned gelatin silver print, printed 1992. 39.2 × 38.6 cm (15 3/8 × 15 1/4 in) Signed, titled, dated, annotated 'Print made 1992' in ink and Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 40.
PROVENANCE Pace MacGill Gallery, New York Private Collection, Europe
LITERATURE Vogue (USA), January 1952, pp. 132-133 N. Hall-Duncan, The History of Fashion Photography, Alpine Book Co., 1979, p. 146 M. Forest, W. Stapp, Irving Penn: Master Images, Smithsonian Institute Press, 1994, p. 42, pl. 29 M. Harrison, D. Seidner, Lisa Fonssa
Lisa Fonssagrives has become one of the most recognised and admired models of the 20th century. Referred to as “a muse, a chameleon”, she collaborated with the photographic greats of her time such as George Hoyningen-Huene, Man Ray, Horst P. Horst, Erwin