The Throne by Karl A. Baumgaertel

The Throne by Karl A. Baumgaertel

The Throne

Karl A. Baumgaertel

Title

The Throne

 
Artist
Year
c. 1930  
Technique
vintage chlorobromide photograph 
Image Size
8 5/16 x 6 3/16" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
titled in pencil 
Reference
 
Paper
cream, toothy wove 
State
 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
15774 
Price
$650.00 
Description
Karl A. Baumgaertel. American: (?-1958) was an accomplished salon photographer active in San Francisco and in Utah in the 1930s. He was a member of the Pictorial Photographers of America who exhibited in the Pittsburgh Salon of Photographic Art, the Chicago Camera Club Century of Progress International Photographic Salon (1933), and the Camera Pictorialists of Los Angeles. His photgraphic archive is at the Bancroft Library, Berkeley, CA. The "Throne" in Zion is "The Great White Throne" and is "a natural feature sculpted by erosion of the Navajo Sandstone. It is actually a large monolith rising about 2450 feet from the canyon floor. The color of the throne, the upper part of the monolith, is really a light tan; but from a distance with sunlight is striking it, it appears to be a brilliant white."