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Inscription

on verso, stamped, upper right in black ink with blue pencil underlining: PEIPING ESSAY 48; stamped, perpendicular, upper right in black ink: LIFE PHOTO / BY / Bresson [artist's name in graphite]; by unknown hand, center right in graphite: 76 / C-275 / 8; stamped, inverted in black ink: LIFE PRINT / BY / GEORGE KARAS; perpendicular, lower left in graphite: Soldiers going through cast arches; stamped, perpendicular, upper left in black ink: DEC 22 1948; stamped, perpendicular, upper left in blue ink: 28316-A [letter in blue pencil]; center left in graphite: x WARS - CHINA CIVIL - ACTION - '48 - PEIPING; lower center in graphite: PF49198 (GD-TL-277) GDC-193

Provenance

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