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Peking 1949

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black and white photograph

  • Museum number:

    PH.784-1978

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Black and white photograph depicting the interior of a busy cafe in Peking (Beijing). There are people of all ages sat at the tables. The people in the background have teapots on their tables. A boy in the foreground has two cages on the table, containing either small birds or small rodents.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

20th century (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Black and white photograph

Dimensions

Width: 39.5 cm, Height: 29.5 cm

Descriptive line

Black and white photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting the interior of a busy cafe in Peking (Beijing). China, 1949.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Cages; Cafes; Interiors; Teapots

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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