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    IRVING PENN (American, 1917-2009)
    Still Life (with mouse), New York, 1947
    Gelatin silver, vintage print
    10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
    Verso: stamped, signed, various annotations, print made 1947 in unidentified hand in ink
    State: unmounted

    LITERATURE:
    I. Penn, Passage: A Work Record, New York, 1991, p. 31.


    This photograph was originally taken for a magazine illustration. Alexander Liberman, Art director, wrote, 'We were planning a frontispiece for a farm issue [of House & Garden magazine] and Penn was asked to compose what to him would be the most symbolic picture of a farm kitchen.' (27th Annual of Advertising and Editorial Art, Art Directors Club, 1948, p. 169). The final picture included a model seated at left. It received an Art Directors Club Medal in 1948."


    Condition Report*: Extremely minor chip that does not affect image, otherwise in excellent condition.
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    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    9th Wednesday
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