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Inscription

on verso, stamped, upper left in black ink with blue pencil underlining: PEIPING ESSAY 48; stamped, upper right in black ink: LIFE PHOTO / BY / Bresson [artist's name in graphite]; stamped, upper right in black ink: DEC 22 1948; by unknown hand, center in graphite: 76 / 274 /15; lower center in graphite: famous antique / dealer; stamped, perpendicular, lower left in blue ink: 28316-F [letter in blue pencil]; lower left in blue pencil: x CHINA - P&C; lower right in graphite: PF49196 (GD-TL-275) GDC-181

Provenance

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