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Inscription

on verso, stamped, upper left in black ink with blue pencil underlining: PEIPING ESSAY 48; by unknown hand, upper center in graphite: Presents for the recruits - / in Forbidden City; center in graphite: 76 / 285 /33; stamped, perpendicular, lower right in black ink: LIFE PHOTO / BY / Bresson [artist's name in graphite]; stamped, perpendicular, lower right in black ink: DEC 22 1948; lower left in blue pencil: x CHINESE CULTURE; stamped, lower center in blue ink: 28316-A [letter in blue pencil]; lower right in graphite: PF49162 (GD-TL-241) GDC-185

Provenance

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