La Loma Taos by Gustave Baumann

La Loma Taos by Gustave Baumann

La Loma Taos

Gustave Baumann

Title

La Loma Taos

 
Artist
Year
1919 / printed 1931 
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
9 1/2 x 11 1/4" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
64-100 
Annotations
titled, lower left 
Reference
Chamberlain 62; GB35 
Paper
cream Zanders laid with the Hand-in-Heart watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
AB3031 
Price
$15,000.00 
Description
Notes Chamberlain on page 229 of In a Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann: 'Writing in 1925, Blanche Grant described Baumann's subjuect as it was a few years later: "The Loma lies less than half a mile to the west of the plaza. There have been houses on this little hill since the early part of the nineteenth century, at least, though most of the houses now standing were probably built around 1850." Before the advent of conveniences such as gas and electrcity, people living in the towns and villages depended on firewood for cooking and heat. Burros laden with wood for sale were a common sight on the roads. The dirt road into Taos dips and bends before ascending inot the Loma.'