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HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004)
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VA… Read more 'I am just one of the very many photographers who were encouraged by Norman.' Condolence letter from Henri Cartier-Bresson to his widow, Mrs Lorna Hall, Paris, July 7, 1978
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004)

Funeral Pyre of Gandhi, on the banks of the Sumna River, Delhi, India, 1948

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HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004)
Funeral Pyre of Gandhi, on the banks of the Sumna River, Delhi, India, 1948
gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on board
annotated '#313' and star symbol in pencil (verso)
12¼ x 19¾ in. (31.3 x 50.3 cm.)
Literature
The World of Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Viking Press, 1968, pl. 173.
Exhibited
Henri Cartier-Bresson, R.B.A. Gallery, London, January 1957, cat. no. 317.
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Post lot text
This and the following 5 lots are the very prints included in the exhibition 'Henri Cartier-Bresson' at the R.B.A. Gallery, London, in 1957, presented by Photography magazine at the instigation of Norman Hall. The prints are flush-mounted on heavy card to be fixed directly on the walls, without frames, in a manner that was widespread convention of the day. Reference numbers on the reverse tie them to the exhibition catalogue/checklist.

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The 1957 exhibition catalogue entry explains: 'The first flames of the pyre rising'.

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