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    Sale 12204

    Photographs

    5 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 133

    Henri Cartier–Bresson (1908–2004)

    Last Days of the Kuomintang, Peking, 1949

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Henri Cartier–Bresson (1908–2004)
    Last Days of the Kuomintang, Peking, 1949
    gelatin silver print, printed later
    signed in ink and embossed copyright credit (margin)
    image: 17 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. (44.5 x 29.9 cm.)
    sheet: 19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (49.9 x 40.1 cm.)


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    Literature

    Yves Bonnefoy, Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 1979, pl. 73.
    Philippe Arbaizar et al., Henri Cartier-Bresson: the Man, the Image and the World, Thames & Hudson, London, 2003, pl. 457, p. 311.