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Dieppe 1926

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1926 (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 an anonymous couple dressed in black, the top half of their bodies shielded by an umbrella, lying on a crowded pebble beach in Dieppe. The man is wearing shiny leather boots and is lying on his back with his legs bent and crossed. The woman is lying on her front, dressed in black with black tights and white shoes. In the background are several other people, most of whom are wearing hats, and a toddler in a sun hat with T-shirt and braces just to the right of the reclining couple.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1926 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Black and white photograph


Width: 39.5 cm, Height: 29.5 cm

Descriptive line

Black and white photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting a couple dressed in black, shielded by an umbrella, on a crowded beach in Dieppe. France, 1926.





Subjects depicted

Beaches; Umbrellas; Coasts; Shingle; Seas




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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