• The Miller-Plummer Collection  auction at Christies

    Sale 2279

    The Miller-Plummer Collection of Photographs

    8 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 598

    IRVING PENN (B. 1917)

    Chimney Sweep, London, 1950

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    IRVING PENN (B. 1917)
    Chimney Sweep, London, 1950
    platinum-palladium print, printed July 1976
    signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered '21/27' in pencil, 'Penn/Condé Nast' copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the verso)
    19¼ x 14¾in. (49 x 37.4cm.)


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    Provenance

    With Photopia, Philadelphia; acquired late 1970s


    Literature

    Particulars, pl. 64, p. 23; Szarkowski, Irving Penn, The Museum of Modern Art, 1984, pl. 84; Foresta and Stapp, Irving Penn: Master Images, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990, cat. no. 22, p. 35; Westerbeck, ed., Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago Little, Brown and Co., 1997, cat. no. 62, pl. 73, p. 123


    Exhibited

    George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, Particulars, 1983