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Sri Lanka 1949

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Sri Lanka (made)

  • Date:

    1949 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver bromide print

  • Museum number:

    PH.772-1978

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Silver bromide print depicting a man praying in Sri Lanka by the feet of a colossal statue, probably a statue of Buddha. The feet are upturned with the soles facing out to one side, as if the statue was lying horizontally on it's side, or seated with the legs crossed to out to one side. Part of the legs of the statue are also visible.

Place of Origin

Sri Lanka (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 man praying in Sri Lanka by the feet of a colossal statue, probably Buddha. Sri Lanka, 1949.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Bromide; Photography

Subjects depicted

Buddhism; Prayer; Statues; Colossi

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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