20 October 2003
Gelatin silver print. 1954/Printed later. Signed in ink and embossed copyright credit stamp in the margin.
13 x 9 3/8in. (33 x 23.8cm.)
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See: Cartier-Bresson, Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer, p. 46.
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