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Court of Sultan of Solo, 1949

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Java (made)

  • Date:

    1949 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver bromide print

  • Museum number:

    PH.774-1978

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Silver bromide print depicting a group of women, seated on the floor at the Court of Sultan of Solo. They are dressed very similarly, and all face the same way. Some have their faces turned towards the camera. The room is extremely opulent and large, with chandeliers, ornate pillars and marble floors.

Place of Origin

Java (made)

Date

1949 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Silver bromide print

Dimensions

Width: 39.5 cm, Height: 29.5 cm

Descriptive line

Silver bromide print by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting a group of women, seated on the floor at the Court of Sultan of Solo. Surakarta, Cental Java, 1949.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Bromide; Photography

Subjects depicted

Sultan; Harem; Women; Group portrait; Courts

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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