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HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004)
Various private collections
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004)

Seville, 1933

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HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004)
Seville, 1933
gelatin silver print, printed 1957
numbered '9/50' in ink, credit and reproduction limitation stamps (on the verso)
image/sheet: 9 7/8 x 14¾in. (25.3 x 37.5cm.)
Provenance
Acquired directly from the artist
Literature
Cartier-Bresson, The Decisive Moment, Simon and Schuster, 1952, pl. 13; Henri Cartier-Bresson, Aperture, 1976, p. 17; Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer, Little, Brown and Co., 1979, pl. 90; Galassi, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Early Work, The Museum of Modern Art, 1987, p. 108; Montier, Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Artless Art, Little, Brown and Co., 1996, p. 24; Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image and The World, Thames and Hudson, 2003, pl. 115, pp. 102-103; Henri Cartier-Bresson: Scrapbook, Steidl, 2006, pp. 46-47, 115, including 15 variants

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Lot Essay

The enthusiastic response to his retrospective exhibition, 'The Decisive Moment: Photographs, 1930-1957' which toured in the U.S. from 1957 to 1960, prompted Henri Cartier-Bresson to make a selection of fourteen of his best images to be printed in limited editions of 50.
Prints were ordered through his agency, Magnum Photos, and printed by his lab in New York, as orders came in. The present lot was acquired by the owner at that time. Prints from this edition are highly sought after for their rich warm tones and distinctive texture.

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