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Inscription

on verso, by unknown hand, top right in graphite: Photo by BRASSAI / Return to 420 Lexington Ave - N.Y.; upper left: [horizontal arrow]; upper center circled: 7 1/8 "; upper right: [horizontal arrow]; upper right stamped in black ink: U. S. CAMERA / ANNUAL / PAGE [line]; annotation in graphite: 1954 / 31; upper center underlined: No Rules; upper left: [vertical arrow]; upper left circled: 9 "; left center to bottom: [vertical arrow]; center on angle in blue ink: Berger avec / l'agneau / à [inserted with arrow: la célèbre] la messe de minuit / des Baux en Provence; center in graphite underlined: Photo By; lower center stamped in black ink: BRASSAI / 81, RUE DU FAUBg St - JACQUES / PARIS XIVe / [illegible] PORT-ROYAL [illegible]; lower center in blue ink: [Rolleifler - flaske?] No 5 / 1/50 o F 5, 6; bottom center in graphite: Rodo; across bottom in graphite: [line]; below line, bottom left in graphite: U.S. Camera #631 / 5 fg. H. T.; bottom center: ROP; bottom left corner in blue pen: 87.5; by Corcoran Gallery of Art, bottom right corner in graphite: 2007.010.004

Provenance

Gyula Halász (Brassaï), Paris. Julia J. Norell, Washington, DC; gift to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2007; acquired by NGA, 2015.

Exhibition History
2004
Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art, Selections from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, October 23, 2004 – January 31, 2005
2008
Sight/Insight: People and Places, Recent Acquisitions of Photography and Media Arts, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, April 30 – September 15, 2008
Bibliography
1953
U.S. Camera 1954 (1953): 31.
2004
Brookman, Philip et al. Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art, Selections from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell. Exh. cat. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2004: 121, 174, no. 17.