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Inscription

on verso, stamped, upper left in black ink with blue pencil underlining: PEIPING ESSAY 48; stamped, perpendicular, upper left in black ink: LIFE PHOTO / BY / Bresson [artist's name in graphite]; by unknown hand, center in graphite: 76 / 265 / 9; lower center in graphite: Old Chinese city - / buying & selling birds; stamped, perpendicular, lower left in black ink: DEC 22 1948; lower center in blue pencil: x CHILDREN - CHINESE - BOYS / x BIRDS; stamped, perpendicular, lower left in blue ink: 28316-E [letter in blue pencil]; lower center in graphite: PF 49188 (GD-TL-267) GDC-126

Provenance

(Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York); Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT, purchased 2002; gift to NGA, 2012.