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Feux d'Artifice, Nuit de Longchamps

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (photographed)

  • Date:

    1937 (photographed)
    1955 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brassaï Guyula Hálasz, born 1899 - died 1984 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    gelatin silver print mounted to hardboard

  • Credit Line:

    Bequest of Gilberte Boyer Brassaï

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 913, box Q

Physical description

Black and white photograph depicting fireworks exploding in a night sky. In the foreground, the silhouette of men from behind can be seen, including one wearing a top hat

Place of Origin

Paris (photographed)


1937 (photographed)
1955 (printed)


Brassaï Guyula Hálasz, born 1899 - died 1984 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

gelatin silver print mounted to hardboard


Width: 23.5 cm image, Height: 30 cm image

Object history note

This object came to the museum as part of a bequest of 99 photographs by Brassaï from his widow, Madame Gilberte Boyer.

Descriptive line

Photograph by Brassaï, 'Feux d'Artifice, Nuit de Longchamps' [fireworks, evening at Longchamps], 1937. Printed for exhibition c.1955, gelatin silver print mounted to hardboard

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Brassaï, 1899-1984 (sale catalogue), Paris, France: Drouot-Montaigne, 2006, p465
Alain Sayag and Annick Lionel-Marie, Brassaï: No Ordinary Eyes, London: Thames & Hudson (2000), p96


Photographic paper


Gelatin silver process; Photography




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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