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Ahmedabad, 1966

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    India (made)

  • Date:

    1966 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver bromide print

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Silver bromide print depicting a girl walking with her hand on her hip, another child sleeping on a bed, and two sleeping dogs sleeping under a cart in a street in Ahmedabad. On the wall is a mural depicting a Hindu god, possibly Kali, driving a chariot pulled by three lions. There is another painted male figure, riding a large white horse behind the chariot, and a smaller depiction of a similar figure, fleeing from the lions towards a depiction of a city wall.

Place of Origin

India (made)


1966 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Silver bromide print


Width: 39.5 cm, Height: 29.5 cm

Descriptive line

Silver bromide print by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting children and dogs sleeping in a street in Ahmedabad, with a mural depicting Hindu gods. India, 1966.


Photographic paper


Bromide; Photography

Subjects depicted

Street scenes; Murals; Hindu; Gods; Children; Sleep; Lions; Chariots; Dogs




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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