signed in ink and embossed in the margin, framed, 1961, printed later (Cartier-Bresson: Photographer, pl. 45)
9½ by 14¼ in. (24.1 by 36.2 cm.)
This print is in generally excellent condition. As is typical of Cartier-Bresson's later prints, upon close examination in raking light, scattered deposits of original retouching, including a 6-inch, linear deposit in the upper left portion of the image are visible. Also visible in raking light are the following: a crescent-shaped crease in the left center margin, which does not appear to break the emulsion; and two raised areas along the upper margin edge, which correspond to two hinge remnants on the reverse. There is minor margin edge wear.
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