Hoosier Garden by Gustave Baumann

Hoosier Garden by Gustave Baumann

Hoosier Garden

Gustave Baumann

Title

Hoosier Garden

 
Artist
Year
1927 /1961 
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
12 3/8 x 13 1/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
R.C. 1961 50-107 
Annotations
titled, lower left 
Reference
Chamberlain 114 (this impression illustrated in the catalogue, cat. 114.3, p. 329); Baumann 14 
Paper
Ivory CPM Fabriano Italy laid 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
AB3043 
Price
$25,000.00 
Description

Baumann printed "Grandma Battin's Garden" in an edition of 120 in 1927. In 1961, because of a demand for the image, he recut a couple of blocks and printed another campaign, changing the title to "Hoosier Garden". This print campaign was done in an edition of 107, this impression being number 50 from the "RC" (Recut) edition from 1961, which he notes in his editioning.

"The houses in Nashville had a character all their own with no particular style other than dictated by available building material. Trees and orchards nestled in comfortable summer shade and there were many flowers for which the pattern was set by Gandma Battin's garden. Hidden away in a little alley on the edge of town it had a mixture of growing things that only love and care can produce. Pictured on a seed package of old fashioned flowes it would had irresistable buying appeal even without the hummingbirds that buzzed it constantly." (Baumann, p. 330, In a Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann