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1908 - 2004
large-format gelatin silver print, signed in ink and embossed in the margin, 1959, printed later
image: 17 ⅝ by 11 ¾ in. (44.8 by 29.8 cm.)
Please note the colors and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.
This print, on double-weight paper, is in generally excellent condition. When examining the print in raking light, a linear deposit of original retouching is visible in the center left portion.
On the reverse, '#4476' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil.
Please note that this work is sold unframed.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Acquired from the photographer
Jean-Pierre Montier, Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Artless Art (Boston, 1996), p. 55
Peter Fetterman, ed., Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Master Set (Santa Monica: Peter Fetterman Gallery, 2004), pl. 124
Clément Chéroux, Henri Cartier-Bresson, (Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2014), p. 352
'Poetry is two elements which are suddenly conflict – a spark between two elements. But it’s given very seldom, and you can’t look for it. It’s like if you look for inspiration. No, it just comes by enriching yourself and living.'
-Henri Cartier-Bresson, as quoted in ‘Henri Cartier-Bresson: ‘There Are No Maybes’,' The New York Times, 21 June 2013