This image has the perfect provenance from the photographer directly to the models. Marc holds Christiane's hand to calm her. With photographer's red stamp on verso and negative number in pencil. The Foire du Trone is one of the largest country fairs in France that attracts a staggering five million visitors each year. Its origins date back to 957 when merchants met with farmers and producers to trade grain and rice. Over its 1,000-year history, it has shifted venues, changed names and survived the French Revolution to become one of the biggest fairs in the French calendar. For slight vertical variant of this image, see: Doisneau and Villers, Tous les Jours Dimanche, opening image of book.; Doisneau, Mes Parisiens, p.65. Provenance: Photographer to Models, Marc and Christiane Chevalier. Comes with a letter of provenance from Marc Chevalier.
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Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1953 Print Date 1953
Dimensions 9-1/2 x 7-1/8 in. (241 x 181 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
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