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Last days of the Kuomintang, Peking. 1949

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1949 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black and white photograph

  • Museum number:

    PH.791-1978

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Black and white photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting a large division of soldiers in a cobbled square during the last days of the Kuomintang in Peking (Beijing). Many of the soldiers are smiling and they are all facing the front where one lone soldier, wearing a peaked cap and dark uniform, is turned towards them with his back to the camera.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1949 (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

Descriptive line

Black and white photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting a large group of soldiers in a square during the last days of the Kuomintang in Peking (Beijing). China, 1949.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Soldiers; Crowds; Armies; Infantry; Public

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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