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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 / 281 / 31; perpendicular, center right in graphite, circled with lines extending to top and bottom of page: 19P; center in blue pencil: x CHILDREN - P&C / x BURIALS - CUSTOMS - CHINA; lower center in graphite, circled: 9; stamped, perpendicular, lower left in black ink: DEC 22 1948; lower center in graphite: Funeral - children carrying / images of servants of defunct; stamped, perpendicular, lower left in blue ink: 28316-C [letter in blue pencil]; perpendicular, lower right in graphite: 66; lower center in graphite: PF 49178 (GD-TL-257) GDC-130

Provenance

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