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Inscription

on verso, stamped, center right in black ink with blue pencil underlining: PEIPING ESSAY 48; stamped, center right in black ink: LIFE PHOTO / BY / Cartier Bresson [artist's name in graphite]; by unknown hand, center in graphite: Civilian militia in Forbidden / City; center in graphite: 76 / 285 / 6; stamped, perpendicular, upper left in blue ink: 28316-A [letter in blue pencil]; upper left in graphite: x CHINA - AF / x CHINESE CULTURE; lower center in graphite: PF49166 (GD-TL-245) GDC-190

Provenance

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