Inscription: Inscribed by artist in pencil on print, verso C to CL: "Pigment print"; inscribed by artist in pencil on original mount, verso UC to C: "Original // Pigment // Print"; inscribed in pencil on original mount, verso UC, C: "TOP [followed by arrow pointing upward]", "Top"
Edward Steichen; Grace M. Mayer
Whitney Museum of American Art. "Edward Steichen," October 5, 2000–February 4, 2001.
In a letter of Jan. 1, 1988 (see object file), Grace Mayer suggests that this print dates from the artist's first Paris period (1900-1902), about which he wrote in his autobiography, A Life in Photography: "I did a number of nude figures in Paris..." Compare plates 24 and 26, "pigment prints" of single nude figures dated 1902.