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Irving Penn
Tennessee Williams, New York

1951 / 1983
platinum/palladium print on Rives paper mounted to aluminum
15 h × 15 w in (38 × 38 cm)

Sheet measures: 20 h x 23 w inches.

Signed to verso 'Irving Penn Hand-Coated by the Photographer Iving Penn'. Penciled to verso '2979 Tennessee Williams photographed in New York Feb. 13, 1951. Rives Paper on Aluminum Multiple Coating and Printing 1:Platinum-palladium 2: Platinum-Palladium Print Made 1983 3/15'. Stamped to verso 'Photograph by Irving Penn Copyright 1951 (Renewed 1979) by The Conde Nast Publications Inc. Not to be reproduced without written permission of the copyright owner. Deacidified.'. Stamped and hand numbered to verso 'In addition to 15 numbered prints of this image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 35 may exist'. This work is number 3 from the edition of 15.

Provenance: Ruth Void Gallery, Ltd., Chicago | Acquired from the previous in 1990 | Collection of James and Paula Ladwig, Chicago


Sheet shows two areas of faint yellowing near top edge while not affecting printed image. Overall excellent condition. Framed behind glass measuring 31 x 30 x 2 inches.

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Irving Penn, Tennessee Williams, New York

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000Jan 17, 2019
Chicago, IL, USA