An Eagle Ceremony at Tesuque Pueblo by Gustave Baumann

An Eagle Ceremony at Tesuque Pueblo by Gustave Baumann

An Eagle Ceremony at Tesuque Pueblo

Gustave Baumann

Title

An Eagle Ceremony at Tesuque Pueblo

 
Artist
Year
1932  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
6 1/2 x 6 7/16" image 
Signature
initials and chop carved into a block 
Edition Size
Rare prepublication proof from the blocks, apart from the published edition of 3,100 impressions. 
Annotations
 
Reference
Chamberlain 142 
Paper
ivory laid 
State
proof 
Publisher
Elmer Adler published this image in The Colophon, 1932 
Inventory ID
AB3048 
Price
$2,200.00 
Description

This is an artist's proof, done before the image was printed by Pynson Printers for the "Colophon: A Book Collector's Quarterly", published in December of 1932 in an edition of 3,100. This impression was printed by the artist on a larger sheet of ivory laid paper.

Gala Chamberlain notes in her catalogue raisonné, entry 142, page 383: "Printed from two blocks, the image relies for its success on design and contrast rather than color. Impressions are unsigned. Baumann's initials and chop are carved in the lower left of the image. A single dotted line forms the border."

Native American dancers perform the winter Eagle Dance at Tesuque Pueblo. The eagle is revered as the link between heaven and earth. Tesuque is located near Santa Fe, New Mexico. The pueblo was originally rebuilt on its present site in 1694 by the Tesuque Indians. The pueblo property is known for its "Camel Rock" formation.