Siena, Italy

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1933

Artist:

Henri Cartier-Bresson
French, 1908–2004

About this artwork

Henri Cartier-Bresson became known for “the decisive moment,” an instantaneous composition of a scene, for which the photographer must act quickly and intuitively. As a photojournalist for Magnum Photos, the agency he founded with his colleagues Robert Capa and David “Chim” Seymour, he traveled across the world, photographing some of the most important events of the 20th century. Early in his career, he developed a distinct style of photography and made some of his most famous and enduring images.

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Photography

Artist

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Title

Siena, Italy

Origin

France

Date

1933

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, upper center, in black ink: "Henri Cartier-Bresson"; stamped verso, upper center, in blue ink: "c/o Julien Levy Galleries / 602 Madison Ave / New York City USA"; inscribed verso, center, in black ink: "Siena"; verso, center, in blue ink: "Italie"; stamped verso, center, in pink ink: Photo: Henri CARTIER-BRESSON / Mention Obligatoire"; inscribed verso, center, in graphite: "N.Y."; verso, lower center, in graphite: "1" [encircled]; verso, lower left, in graphite: "X"

Dimensions

25 × 16.0 cm

Credit Line

Julien Levy Collection, Special Photography Acquisition Fund

Reference Number

1979.66

Extended information about this artwork

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