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on verso, stamped, upper right in black ink with blue pencil underlining: PEIPING ESSAY 48; by unknown hand, center in graphite: open market; perpendicular, center in graphite: 76 / 270 / 23; stamped, center in green ink: 26; stamped, perpendicular, lower center in black ink: DEC 22 1948; stamped, perpendicular, upper left in blue ink: 28316-B [letter in blue pencil]; stamped, perpendicular, center left in black ink: LIFE PHOTO / BY / Bresson [artist's name in graphite]; center left in blue pencil: x BOOK - STORES - CHINA - PEIPING / x CHINA - P&C; PF49173 (GD-TL-252) GDC-184


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