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Joe the trumpet with his wife May 1934

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    New York (made)

  • Date:

    1934-5 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black and white photograph

  • Museum number:

    PH.824-1978

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Black and white photograph depicting Joe, a jazz trumpet player, with his wife May. They are seated on the same chair, both staring directly into the lens.

Place of Origin

New York (made)

Date

1934-5 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Black and white photograph

Dimensions

Height: 39.5 cm, Width: 29.5 cm

Object history note

This couple have been described as being anonymous. Their first names are known to be Joe and May and that he was a jazz trumpet player, but any further information about them or his jazz career, appears to be unknown.

Descriptive line

Black and white photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting Joe, a jazz trumpet player, with his wife May. New York City, 1934-5.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Married; Portraits; Couples; Musicians

Categories

Photographs; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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