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Inscription

on verso, by unknown hand, across top underlined in blue ink: Beautiful Paris - '51; top right inverted in graphite: 50; by unknown hand, vertical along left edge, stamp in red ink: LIFE PICTURE COLLECTION; by unknown hand, center inverted stamp in blue ink with inverted check mark in blue pencil: 34519; center in red pencil circled crossed out in orange pencil: 14; center stamp in purple ink: LIFE PHOTO / BY / GORDON PARKS; center right perpendicular in orange pencil: pp 18-19; across center cursive script in blue ink: Market day rue Mouffetard, on the left bank.; bottom left inverted in graphite: 13" to 4" (boxed) pos; bottom left corner cursive script in black ink: France - P[?]C / Markets - France; by unknown hand, bottom right perpendicular in graphite boxed: 16-17

Provenance

Gordon Parks, New York; gift to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1999; acquired by NGA, 2015.