A Morning in Mexico by Gustave Baumann

A Morning in Mexico by Gustave Baumann

A Morning in Mexico

Gustave Baumann

Title

A Morning in Mexico

 
Artist
Year
1934 /1936 
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
12 7/16 x 13 3/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
II 14/125 
Annotations
titled in pencil, lower left; dedicated in pencil under the signature: "To David and Helen 1955". 
Reference
Baumann 107 
Paper
cream Zanders laid paper with the Hand & Heart watermark 
State
from the second set of carved blocks 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21735 
Price
$15,000.00 
Description

This image is from a trip Baumann took with his sister-in-law to Cuernavaca, Mexico. He carved a set of blocks in 1934 and an impression was exhibited that year but in 1936 he discarded the blocks and recarved a new set of blocks. This impression is from the second set of blocks. Baumann also painted two oils that relate to the scene in this color woodcut.

This impression has a green sky, other impressions can have an orange or even purple sky, for no apparent reason than Baumann felt like printing it that day.

This impression is dedicated to "David and Helen" and may have been to his good friends, the typographer and fine press printer Helen Gentry and her husband, the author and book designer David Greenhood, who lived in Santa Fe after 1963.