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Irène and Frédéric Joliot-Curie 1944

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1944 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cartier-Bresson, Henri, born 1908 - died 2004 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black and white photograph

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 918, box U

Physical description

Black and white photograph depicting the French scientists, Irène (the daughter of Marie Curie) and Frédéric Joliot-Curie. They are depicted wearing black, with their hands clasped in front of them, looking solemnly into the camera.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1944 (made)


Cartier-Bresson, Henri, born 1908 - died 2004 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Black and white photograph


Height: 39.5 cm, Width: 29.5 cm

Descriptive line

Black and white photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting the French scientists, Irène and Frédéric Joliot-Curie. France, ca. 1944.


Photographic paper



Subjects depicted

Married; Portraits; Couples; Scientists


Photographs; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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