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Massive Funeral Procession with Flower-Decorated Pier in Center

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.




Henri Cartier-Bresson
French, 1908–2004

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Henri Cartier-Bresson


Massive Funeral Procession with Flower-Decorated Pier in Center


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1948


Gelatin silver print


Unmarked recto; stamped verso, upper left, upside-down, in blue ink: "25764"; stamped and inscribed verso, left center, in blue ink and graphite: "FEB 19 1948 LIFE PHOTO / BY [stamped in blue ink] / Bresson [inscribed in graphite]"; stamped and inscribed verso, center, sideways, in red ink and blue pencil: "USED IN TIME-LIFE BOOK [stamped in red ink] / WWII : AFTER MATH : ASIA [inscribed in blue pencil/stamped underline in red ink] / PAGE [stamped in red ink] 100-101 [check mark] [inscribed in blue pencil]" [in red stamped rectangle]; inscribed verso, center, in graphite: 21 [underlined] / c76 [underlined] / 19"; verso, lower right, in blue pencil: "X India - P+C [underlined]"


Image/paper: 23.9 × 34.5 cm (9 7/16 × 13 5/8 in.)

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Gift of Richard and Ellen Sandor in honor of John Bryan

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