• Three Decades with Irving Penn auction at Christies

    Sale 2397

    Three Decades with Irving Penn: Photographs from the Collection of Patricia McCabe

    14 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)

    Child of Florence, 1948

    Price Realised  

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
    Child of Florence, 1948
    platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted on aluminum, printed 1983
    signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered '12/24', '3009', inscribed 'Love to Pat, Christmas 1988' in pencil, Penn/Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the reverse of the flush-mount)
    15 3/8 x 13 5/8in. (39.5 x 35.3cm.)


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    Literature

    Penn, Moments Preserved, Simon and Schuster, 1960, p. 47; Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Alfred A. Knopf Callaway, 1991, p. 47; Westerbeck, ed., Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, Art Institute of Chicago Little, Brown and Co., 1997, pl. 54, cat. no. 34, p. 103


    Post Lot Text

    The subject is identified in Moments Preserved as Elisabetta Cristina Giuffrida-Ruggeri.