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Inscription

on verso, stamped, upper right in black ink with blue pencil underlining: PEIPING ESSAY 48; stamped, perpendicular, upper center in black ink: LIFE PHOTO / BY / Cartier-Bresson from Magnum [by unknown hand in graphite, circled with red pencil]; upper right in graphite: 76 / 279 /11; lower center in graphite: Colonel Prow 93rd / army & girl friend / Mongol food, a Peiping delicacy, is / cooked on "firepot" by Chinese army colonel / and his girl friend.; stamped, perpendicular, lower right in black ink: DEC 22 [1948]; stamped, lower left in blue ink: 28316-A [letter in blue pencil]; lower left in graphite: x CHINA AF - PERSONNEL - ARMY / x FOODS - COOKFRY; stamped, lower left in red ink: USED IN LIFE JAN 3 1949 / P20 / INTERNATIONAL EDITION JAN 31 1949 P58 [page numbers in graphite]; lower left in graphite: +59; lower center in graphite: PF49168 (GD-TL-247) GDC-186

Provenance

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

Bibliography
1949
Cartier-Bresson, Henri. “A Last Look at Peiping.” Life (03/01/1949): 20.