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Athens. 1953

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Greece (made)

  • Date:

    1953 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black and white photograph

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Black and white photograph depicting two elderly ladies walking in profile in an Athens street. They are passing a shop with a sign written in Greek. The facade of the shop has two caryatid ornaments with folded arms, at the front of a recessed balcony of the first floor of the shop.

Place of Origin

Greece (made)


1953 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Black and white photograph


Width: 29.5 cm, Height: 39.5 cm

Descriptive line

Black and white photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting two elderly ladies walking past the crumbling facade of a shop with caryatid decoration in Athens. Greece, 1953.


Photographic paper



Subjects depicted

Shops; Women; Caryatids; Elderly; Facades




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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