GUSTAVE BAUMANN (1881 - 1971)
"Grand Canon [Canyon]" from the first printing, Santa Fe, NM, 1934
Color woodblock print on Zanders paper
Pencil signed, titled, and numbered 'GRAND CANON Gustave Baumann I-28-125' with hand-in-heart chop mark, artist note in pencil to lower edge 'should have been no. 1,' and hand-in-heart watermark to paper
Image: 12 3/4" sq.
Provenance: Estate of the artist
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
Collection of Marjorie Pierce Avery, Texas
Descended in the family
We thank Ms. Gala Chamberlain for her assistance cataloging this lot.
Overall very good condition, vibrant colors. Minor time-toning and discoloration to sheet. Soft, minor crease from the top left edge, goes into image slightly (only visible in raking light, was minimized by a professional restorer). Short, sharp crease to lower right corner of margin, outside of image. Both creases were professionally reinforced on verso with mulberry paper and wheat starch paste. A few minor undulations/ripples to upper margin due to previous paper tape across upper verso (removed by professional restorer). A couple of minor foxing spots outside of image. Original paper artist label affixed to exterior back of mat. Sheet measures 16 3/8" x 14 3/8".
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