Lot 193
Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004), Rue Mouffetard, Paris, 1954
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Gelatin silver print, printed later, signed in ink lower right, embossed copyright blindstamp lower left, large-format, accompanied by frame, currently unframed.

Image Size 17 7/8 x 12 in.; Sheet Size 19 7/8 x 15 3/4 in.

Alan Klotz Gallery, New York

In this classic photo by Cartier-Bresson, a young boy strides proudly down Rue Mouffetard carrying two magnums of wine. This is the boy's first day on this grown-up errand for his family. Cartier-Bresson uses candid photography here to capture the boy's pride in his new responsibility as well as his playful and perhaps mischievous personality.

A crisp, bright sheet. Retouching (including a vertical line at right) that is only visible under raking light; otherwise no apparent condition concerns.

$12,000 - 18,000