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Death of a soldier, Spain

gelatin silver photograph
17.3 × 23.9 cm (image) 20.6 × 25.4 cm (sheet)
stamped (inverted) in ink on reverse u.c.: Please Credit: ROBERT CAPA - MAGNUM / COURTESY - LIFE MAGAZINE
typed (inverted) on reverse c.: This photograph may only be reproduced / for review purposes in connection with / Robert Capa's photographic exhibit - / "War in Focus"
printed (inverted) on paper label on reverse l.c.: This is Capa's most famous single picture, which came out of / his reportage on the Spanish Civil War in 1936. Capa's camera / caught the soldier at the very moment of death, as he was killed / by a machine-gun bullet through his head.
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1973
Gallery location
Not on display