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Inscription

on verso, stamped, lower left in black ink with blue pencil underlining: PEIPING ESSAY 48; stamped, upper left in red ink: USED IN LIFE JAN 3 1949 P18 / INTERNATIONAL EDITION JAN 31 1949 P56 [page numbers in graphite]; stamped, inverted, upper left in blue ink: 28316-A [letter in blue pencil]; stamped, center left in black ink: LIFE PHOTO / BY / Cartier-Bresson from / Magnum [by unknown hand in graphite, circled with red pencil]; perpendicular, upper center in graphite: Mothers search for faces they know / in Peiping, China, parade of / soldiers suddenly conscripted to / defend the city.; perpendicular, center in graphite: 76 / 286 / 24; perpendicular, center right in graphite, circled: 29; center right in graphite, circled with lines extending to edges of print: 22P; right center in graphite: x CHINA AF - RECRUITS & RECRUITING; inverted, lower right in graphite, circled: 57; lower center in graphite: PF49163 (GD-TL-242) GDC-196

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): 18.