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BRASSAÏ

Romania 1899 – France 1984

  • France

Lovers in a small Parisian cafe [Couple reflets dans les mirroirs s'embrassant dans un bistro [Embracing couple reflected in bistro mirrors]] c.1931 Creation Notes: printed c.1979
Materials & Technique: photographs, gelatin silver photograph

Primary Insc: Signed, reverse, l.r., fibre-tipped pen "Brassai" underlined. Date, dictated by the artist to his wife who inscribed, reverse, c.r., pencil, "vers 1931". Title, dictated by the artist to his wife who inscribed, reverse, c. - c.r., pencil, "Couple reflets dans les mirroirs / s'embrassant dans un bistrot". Tertiary inscriptions continued: Stamp, reverse, l.c., "PHOTOGRAPHIE ORIGINALE". Stamp, reverse, l.r., "Tirage de L'Auteur". Inscribed, reverse l.r., pencil, "P.L.78/Page 71". Inscribed, reverse, u.r., pencil, "15". Inscribed, reverse, l.r., pencil "o".
Tertiary Insc: Stamp, reverse, l.l., "c (encircled) COPYRIGHT by / BRASSAI/ 81, Faubourg St-Jacques / PARIS 14eme Tel 707 23 41". Stamp, reverse, l.c., "INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE/ SANS AUTHORISATION DE L'AUTEUR".
Dimensions: printed image 28.9 h x 23.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.2618