Henri Cartier-Bresson

French, 1908–2004

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

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French, 1908–2004

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Alberto Giacometti, Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1961
Sold on Apr 20, 2021
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Posterior silver print
30.0 x 40.0 cm
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Apr 20, 2021
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Posterior silver print Signed in ink lower right and stamp Henri Cartier Bresson Gelatin silver print, printed later; signed in ink and copyright credit blindstamp in the margin h: 40 w: 30 cm
Alberto Giacometti, Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1961
Posterior silver print
Apr 20, 2021
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30.0 x 40.0 cm
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Apr 20, 2021
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Posterior silver print Signed in ink lower right and stamp Henri Cartier Bresson Gelatin silver print, printed later; signed in ink and copyright credit blindstamp in the margin h: 40 w: 30 cm
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'Barcelona, Spain', 1933, 1946
Sold on Apr 12, 2021
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Silver print
12.2 x 8.2 cm
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Auction Sale
Apr 12, 2021
Sotheby's
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Silver print, printed 1946. Inscribed in pencil on the reverse. Together with an authentication form number 280507/3 from the HCB Foundation signed by Martine Franck Cartier-Bresson. 8.2 x 12.2 cm (3 ¼ x 4 ¾ in.) Barcelona, 1933, is a rare example of one of Cartier-Bresson’s early explorations with photography. In 1932, he purchased a 35mm Leica camera, something which he would quickly become inseparable from, referring to it as his notebook. The use of a small camera enhanced his ability to capture the quotidian, which is evident in Barcelona. The composition seems unbalanced, which is emphasised by the uneven angles and cropped figure in the foreground. The position of the man with his hand on his head looking down is juxtaposed against the figures on the wall with raised faces. Cartier-Bresson’s spontaneous yet artistic photographs, such as this one, played an important role in establishing photojournalism as an art form and ultimately garnered him international fame as one of the century’s greatest photographers.
'Barcelona, Spain', 1933, 1946
Silver print
Apr 12, 2021
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12.2 x 8.2 cm
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Apr 12, 2021
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Silver print, printed 1946. Inscribed in pencil on the reverse. Together with an authentication form number 280507/3 from the HCB Foundation signed by Martine Franck Cartier-Bresson. 8.2 x 12.2 cm (3 ¼ x 4 ¾ in.) Barcelona, 1933, is a rare example of one of Cartier-Bresson’s early explorations with photography. In 1932, he purchased a 35mm Leica camera, something which he would quickly become inseparable from, referring to it as his notebook. The use of a small camera enhanced his ability to capture the quotidian, which is evident in Barcelona. The composition seems unbalanced, which is emphasised by the uneven angles and cropped figure in the foreground. The position of the man with his hand on his head looking down is juxtaposed against the figures on the wall with raised faces. Cartier-Bresson’s spontaneous yet artistic photographs, such as this one, played an important role in establishing photojournalism as an art form and ultimately garnered him international fame as one of the century’s greatest photographers.
$10,837
Madrid, 1933
Sold on Apr 9, 2021
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Gelatin silver print
38.0 x 26.5 cm
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$10,837
Auction Sale
Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
Description
1933 Gelatin silver print, printed later, signed in ink in the margin. 10 3/8 x 14 1/8in (26.5 x 38cm) sheet 13 x 16 7/8in (33 x 43cm)
Madrid, 1933
Gelatin silver print
Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
$10,837
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38.0 x 26.5 cm
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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$10,837
Description
1933 Gelatin silver print, printed later, signed in ink in the margin. 10 3/8 x 14 1/8in (26.5 x 38cm) sheet 13 x 16 7/8in (33 x 43cm)
$7,650
Pandit Nehru with Lord and Lady Mountbatten outside Government House, 1948
Sold on Apr 9, 2021
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Gelatin silver print
15.8 x 24.1 cm
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$7,650
Auction Sale
Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
Description
1948 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1948, inscribed 'À Lincoln et Fardo, Affecteusement, Henri' in ink and Cartier-Bresson/ Magnum copyright credit stamp on the verso. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4in (24.1 x 15.8cm)
Pandit Nehru with Lord and Lady Mountbatten outside Government House, 1948
Gelatin silver print
Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
$7,650
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15.8 x 24.1 cm
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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$7,650
Description
1948 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1948, inscribed 'À Lincoln et Fardo, Affecteusement, Henri' in ink and Cartier-Bresson/ Magnum copyright credit stamp on the verso. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4in (24.1 x 15.8cm)
$16,562
Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare
Sold on Apr 9, 2021
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Gelatin silver print
15.5 x 27.0 cm
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$16,562
Auction Sale
Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
Description
Gelatin silver print, printed later, signed in ink in the margin. 10 5/8 x 6 1/8in (27 x 15.5cm) sheet 16 7/8 x 13in (43 x 33cm)
Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare
Gelatin silver print
Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
$16,562
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15.5 x 27.0 cm
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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$16,562
Description
Gelatin silver print, printed later, signed in ink in the margin. 10 5/8 x 6 1/8in (27 x 15.5cm) sheet 16 7/8 x 13in (43 x 33cm)
$10,837
Siphnos, 1961, 1970
Sold on Apr 9, 2021
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Gelatin silver print
38.5 x 20.0 cm
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$10,837
Auction Sale
Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
Description
1961 Gelatin silver print, printed 1970s, signed in ink in the margin. 10 1/4 x 15 1/4in (20 x 38.5cm) sheet 16 7/8 x 13in (33 x 43cm)
Siphnos, 1961, 1970
Gelatin silver print
Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
$10,837
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38.5 x 20.0 cm
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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$10,837
Description
1961 Gelatin silver print, printed 1970s, signed in ink in the margin. 10 1/4 x 15 1/4in (20 x 38.5cm) sheet 16 7/8 x 13in (33 x 43cm)
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Hyères, France, 1932
Sold on Apr 8, 2021
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Gelatin silver print
35.6 x 24.1 cm
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Price not available
Auction Sale
Apr 8, 2021
Phillips
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Hyères, France, 1932
Gelatin silver print
Apr 8, 2021
Phillips
Price not available
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35.6 x 24.1 cm
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Apr 8, 2021
Phillips
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$8,820
'Forbidden City' (Beijing, China), 1948
Sold on Mar 29, 2021
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ferrotyped gelatin sliver print, framed
23.8 x 16.5 cm
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$8,820
Auction Sale
Mar 29, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
ferrotyped gelatin sliver print, extensively labeled and stamped, including LIFE photograph stamp with 'Bresson' in pencil, 'Dec 22 1948' and 'Peiping Essay 48' stamps, and with annotations in pencil and ink on the reverse, 1948 image: 6 ½ by 9 ⅜ in. (16.5 by 23.8 cm.) frame: 13 ½ by 15 ¾ in. (34.3 by 40 cm.)
'Forbidden City' (Beijing, China), 1948
ferrotyped gelatin sliver print, framed
Mar 29, 2021
Sotheby's
$8,820
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23.8 x 16.5 cm
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Mar 29, 2021
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$8,820
Description
ferrotyped gelatin sliver print, extensively labeled and stamped, including LIFE photograph stamp with 'Bresson' in pencil, 'Dec 22 1948' and 'Peiping Essay 48' stamps, and with annotations in pencil and ink on the reverse, 1948 image: 6 ½ by 9 ⅜ in. (16.5 by 23.8 cm.) frame: 13 ½ by 15 ¾ in. (34.3 by 40 cm.)
$6,300
Shanghai (Nanking Road), 1949
Sold on Mar 29, 2021
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gelatin silver print, framed
20.0 x 29.8 cm
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$6,300
Auction Sale
Mar 29, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
gelatin silver print, dated and annotated 'Chine Histoire' and 'Prise de Changaï par les communistes' in ink and the photographer's Magnum copyright stamp and 'F' stamp on the reverse, 1949   image: 11 ¾ by 7 ⅞ in. (29.8 by 20 cm.) frame: 20 ¼ by 16 ¼ in. (51.4 by 41.3 cm.)
Shanghai (Nanking Road), 1949
gelatin silver print, framed
Mar 29, 2021
Sotheby's
$6,300
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20.0 x 29.8 cm
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Mar 29, 2021
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Realized Price
$6,300
Description
gelatin silver print, dated and annotated 'Chine Histoire' and 'Prise de Changaï par les communistes' in ink and the photographer's Magnum copyright stamp and 'F' stamp on the reverse, 1949   image: 11 ¾ by 7 ⅞ in. (29.8 by 20 cm.) frame: 20 ¼ by 16 ¼ in. (51.4 by 41.3 cm.)
$7,560
'Valencia', 1933
Sold on Mar 29, 2021
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gelatin silver print, framed
25.1 x 16.8 cm
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Realized Price
$7,560
Auction Sale
Mar 29, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
gelatin silver print, titled in ink and the photographer's credit stamp on the reverse, 1933, printed later image: 6 ⅝ by 9 ⅞ in. (16.8 by 25.1 cm.) frame: 14 ¼ by 18 ¼ in. (36.2 by 46.4 cm.))
'Valencia', 1933
gelatin silver print, framed
Mar 29, 2021
Sotheby's
$7,560
Realized price
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Photography
25.1 x 16.8 cm
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Auction Sale
Mar 29, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$7,560
Description
gelatin silver print, titled in ink and the photographer's credit stamp on the reverse, 1933, printed later image: 6 ⅝ by 9 ⅞ in. (16.8 by 25.1 cm.) frame: 14 ¼ by 18 ¼ in. (36.2 by 46.4 cm.))
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