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* Cartier-Bresson (Henri, 1908-2004). Kashmir: War Without a Front, 1948,

Estimate: £300 - £400

Description: vintage gelatin silver print of a command post, light brown spot to centre of image, together with a later printing from the same series showing a Hindustani lieutenant, plus a third later printing gelatin silver print by Cartier-Bresson of deputy prime minister of Sardar Patel addressing the Jammu population, 1948, press captions, markings and wetstamps to versos, the first with a used Illustrated Magazine date stamp 6 November 1948, the last with Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos credit stamp 24 x 16.5cm or the reverse - Quantity (3)

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* Cartier-Bresson (Henri, 1908-2004). Jammu, City of Refugees, 1949, printed later,

Estimate: £400 - £600

Description: a group of four gelatin silver prints, showing a Muslim refugee camp, orphan refugees wrapped in blankets, and two scenes of refugees on the museum terrace, all with press captions, markings and wetstamps to versos including Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos credit stamps, 17 x 24.5cm - Quantity (4)

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* Cartier-Bresson (Henri, 1908-2004). Jammu, City of Refugees, 1949,

Estimate: £300 - £500

Description: a group of three vintage gelatin silver prints, one showing refugees at a noticeboard, one of a large crowd of refugees in a compound awaiting news and one of a refugee camp under the arcades of a museum, all with press captions, markings and wetstamps to versos, including Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos credit stamps and used Illustrated Magazine, 23 April 1949, last photo with slight crease to lower left corner, all 17 x 24.5cm - Quantity (3)

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* Cartier-Bresson (Henri, 1908-2004). Jammu, City of Refugees, 1949,

Estimate: £500 - £800

Description: five gelatin silver prints including one vintage print of militia women in a Jammu street in traditional dress, the other five later printings from the same series showing evacuation of refugees, distribution of food and refugees in the court of Ragunath Temple, all with press captions, markings and wetstamps to versos, including Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos credit stamps and first photo used Illustrated Magazine 23 April 1949, all 24.5 x 17cm - Quantity (5)

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* Cartier-Bresson (Henri, 1908-2004). Jammu, City of Refugees, 1949,

Estimate: £600 - £800

Description: a group of six gelatin silver prints including two vintage prints, the first of a young social worker washing refugee children, the second (with some chemical surface damage) showing evacuation of the Punjab refugees, plus four later printings from the same series, showing women, children and babies, all with press captions, markings and stamps to versos, including Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos credit stamps and first two used Illustrated Magazine 23 April 1949, all 24.5 x 17cm - Quantity (6)

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* Cartier-Bresson (Henri, 1908-2004). A one-legged boy on crutches in Berlin, 1951,

Estimate: £300 - £500

Description: vintage gelatin silver print, short split to upper margin, 29 x 19cm, together with two further photographs by Cartier-Bresson from the sale Berlin series, one of an injured youth using a pram for mobility, the other an outdoor restaurant scene, both 16 x 23.5cm, all with press captions, markings and wetstamps to versos, the first used in Illustrated Magazine, 8 September 1951 - Quantity (3)

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* Cartier-Bresson (Henri, 1908-2004). In Search of London, 1951,

Estimate: £200 - £300

Description: vintage gelatin silver print of travellers on a tube train at Piccadilly underground station, 24 x 16cm, together with another vintage gelatin silver print by Cartier-Bresson of theatregoers at the first night of the 'Waters of the Moon' at the Haymarket Theatre, 1951, 17 x 24cm, both with press captions, markings and wetstamps to versos, the first used Illustrated Magazine, 26 May 1951 - Quantity (2)

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* Cartier-Bresson (Henri, 1908-2004). The American Scene, 1948,

Estimate: £500 - £800

Description: a group of five gelatin silver prints including one vintage of prefab terraces on a San Francisco hillside, the others later printings including scenes on Grand Street, Brooklyn, Harlem (slightly wrinkled, marginal split and corner crease), a Greyhound bus on the Nevada highway and a street scene in Alberquerque, New Mexico, all with press captions, markings and wetstamps to versos, the first used in Illustrated Magazine on 30 October 1948, all 16 x 24.5cm - Quantity (5)

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* Cartier-Bresson (Henri, 1908-2004). The American Scene, 1948, printed later,

Estimate: £400 - £600

Description: a group of four gelatin silver prints, one of a lady gambler in Reno, a small crowd on Lower East Side, New York City, two men in Utah and two older ladies talking on the street in Dubuque, Iowa, all with press captions, markings and stamps to versos, 16 x 24.5cm - Quantity (4)

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* Cartier-Bresson (Henri, 1908-2004). The American Scene, 1948,

Estimate: £400 - £600

Description: vintage gelatin silver print of a newspaper vendor on a sidewalk in New York, plus three later printings of picnickers on Belle Isle, Detroit, two men on a street in Knoxville, Tennessee and two women walking in Boston, all with press captions, markings and wetstamps to verso, the first used in Illustrated Magazine, 30 October 1948, a couple of minor corner creases, all 24.5 x 16cm - Quantity (4)

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* Cartier-Bresson (Henri, 1908-2004). The American Scene, 1948,

Estimate: £400 - £600

Description: vintage gelatin silver print of Ohio city dwellers escaping from the smoke and noise of Cleveland for a picnic, together with three later printings, two of bathers on Coney Island, New York City, and one of a picnic by the sea at Provincetown, all with press captions, markings and wetstamps to versos, first used for Illustrated Magazine, 30 October 1948, all 24.5 x 16cm - Quantity (4)

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* Cartier-Bresson (Henri, 1908-2004). The American Scene, 1948, printed later,

Estimate: £400 - £600

Description: a group of four gelatin silver prints, including groups of people in New England and Manchester Village, Vermont, plus a man relaxing on his tractor in Pittsburgh and a man on his porch in New England, press captions, markings and wetstamps to versos, 24.5 x 16cm - Quantity (4)

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* Cartier-Bresson (Henri, 1908-2004). The American Scene, 1948, printed later,

Estimate: £400 - £600

Description: a group of 4 gelatin silver prints including a Jewish vendor, New York City, a girl in a doorway in Pittsburgh, Easter parade, Fifth Avenue, New York and two dapper young black boys on a porch, press caption, markings and wetstamps to versos, 24.5 x 16cm and one the reverse - Quantity (4)

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* Cartier-Bresson (Henri, 1908-2004). The American Scene, 1948,

Estimate: £200 - £300

Description: a pair of vintage gelatin silver prints, both with press captions, markings and wetstamps to versos indicating the images were used for Illustrated Magazine 30 October 1948, one with caption 'Harlem Beau ogles belle decked in Sunday best', the second of two Amish women on a busy street in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, both photographs with moderate horizontal crease and first photo with production mark-up lines, 24.5 x 16cm - Quantity (2)

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* Cartier-Bresson (Henri, 1908-2004). The American Scene, 1948, printed later,

Estimate: £400 - £600

Description: a group of four gelatin silver prints, including scene on Lower East Side, Brooklyn, a lunch wagon, New York City, people at a sideshow and a beerhouse, press captions, markings and wetstamps to versos, three photographs with slight crease to lower left corner, 16 x 24.5cm - Quantity (4)

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* Cartier-Bresson (Henri, 1908-2004). The American Scene, 1948, printed later,

Estimate: £400 - £600

Description: a group of four gelatin silver prints, including views in New York City, Harlem, New England and Louisiana, press captions, markings and wetstamps to versos, a few light creases, 24.5 x 16cm - Quantity (4)

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* Cartier-Bresson (Henri, 1908-2004). The American Scene, 1948, printed later,

Estimate: £400 - £600

Description: including people and street scenes in Toledo, Winnemucca, Nevada, Skid Row, Detroit, and Pittsburgh, all with press captions, markings and wetstamps to versos, a few minor corner creases, 24.5 x 16cm - Quantity (4)

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Henri Cartier-Bresson Photograph

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000

Description: Near fine silver gelatin photograph of ''Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare'' taken and developed by Henri Cartier-Bresson, signed by the photographer and with his studio's embossed stamp to lower left. Considered the quintessential example of Cartier-Bresson's ability to capture the ''decisive moment'', this photograph has been chosen as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential photos, where it's described: ''Speed and instinct were at the heart of Henri Cartier-Bresson's brilliance as a photographer. And never did he combine the two better than on the day in 1932 when he pointed his Leica camera through a fence behind Paris' Saint-Lazare train station. The resulting image is a masterpiece of form and light. As a man leaps across the water, evoking the dancers in a poster on the wall behind him, the ripples in the puddle around the ladder mimic the curved metal pieces nearby. Cartier-Bresson, shooting with a nimble 35-millimeter camera and no flash, saw these components all come together for a brief moment and clicked his shutter. Timing is everything, and no other photographer's was better.'' Photograph measures 13'' x 18''. In near fine condition.

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