HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON | RUE MOUFFETARD
signed in ink and embossed in the margin, framed, an Andrew Smith Gallery label on the reverse, 1954, printed later (Cartier-Bresson: Photographer, pl. 141)
17⅝ by 11¾ in. (44.8 by 29.9 cm.)
This print is in generally excellent condition. As is typical of Cartier-Bresson's later prints, upon examination in raking light, scattered deposits of original retouching are visible throughout. The print is slightly rippled along the right margin edge.
'HCB/1090' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, 1997