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Paris. Champs-Elysées. 14th July 1969

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1969 (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 Y

Physical description

Photograph depicting a single soldier in profile, holding a flag, with four rifles stacked behind him. He is standing at ease with his hand on his hip, on the Champs Elysées during a day of national celebration (14th July also known as Bastille Day). The route is lined with crowds on either side of the wide boulevard.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


1969 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Black and white photograph


Height: 57 cm Mount, Width: 47 cm Mount, Height: 40 cm Image, Width: 30 cm Image

Descriptive line

Photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting a single soldier with rifles and flag, standing at ease on the Champs Élysées during a day of national celebration. France, 1969.


Photographic paper



Subjects depicted

Celebrations; Bayonets; Rifles; National; Soldiers; Patriotism; Boulevards




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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