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  • Henri CARTIER-BRESSON

    Coronation of King George VI, Trafalgar Square, 1937


    Medium: Gelatin silver print, 1960s
    Neg. Date: 1937 / Print Date: 1960s
    Size: 9.5 x 6.25 inches
    Description: With various credit stamps, titled “Londres,” and annotated ‘Sau[vette] 33’ on the reverse
    Provenance: From the Estate of Georges Garcin, collector and fashion photographer. Garcin was a fashion photographer and avid collector of cinema, music and art-related photographs from the 1950s and 60s. He acquired the photos from his fellow photographers at the time. Born in Morocco, Garcin was French, though he lived both in Paris and London where he was a photographer for the magazines Harper's Bazaar in London and Jour de France, in Paris. Illustrated: Decisive Moment, pl. 33; HCB: Scrapbook (Thames & Hudson), p. 186; Kirstein and Newhall, The Photographs of HCB, MoMA 1947, p. 35; Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, the Image & the World: A Retrospective, Thames & Hudson, NY, 2003, pl. 86

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