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Girl Behind Bottle (Jean Patchett)


Inscription on verso, center, in order from top to bottom: Verso, in graphite, ctr.: 1585 / Rives on Aluminum / Girl Behind Bottle / Rives Paper on Aluminum / Single coating, multiple printing / Platinum-palladium / Print made June 1978. Verso, stamped in black ink, ctr.: Photograph by Irving Penn / Copyright ? 1960 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without / permission of the / copyright owner and / The Conde Nast Publications, Inc. Verso, signed in graphite, ctr.: Irving Penn. Verso, stamped in black ink: Hand-coated by the photographer. Verso, stamped in black ink with numbers inserted in graphite: In addition to 33 numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver / prints not exceeding a total of 6 may exist.


Charles Corkin, Littleton, Colorado; gift to MFA September 1995.

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Corkin in memory of Joseph Z. Corkin

1949, printed 1978


Image: 45.5 x 47.8 cm (17 15/16 x 18 13/16 in.) Sheet: 60.9 x 51 cm (24 x 20 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Photograph, platinum-palladium print on a sheet of aluminum