San Domingo Pueblo by Gustave Baumann

San Domingo Pueblo by Gustave Baumann

San Domingo Pueblo

Gustave Baumann

Title

San Domingo Pueblo

 
Artist
Year
1924 /printed ca. 1932 
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
7 1/2 x 6 1/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
63 of 125  
Annotations
titled, lower left 
Reference
Chamberlain 98; Baumann 54 
Paper
cream laid Zanders with Hand-in-Heart watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
originally published in New Mexico portfolio 
Inventory ID
AB4016 
Price
$10,000.00 
Description

From the second edition, for which printing began around 1932. He rearranged the order in which the five colors were printed to create a cooler palette, and a marked difference shows in the sharpness of the figures and the delineation of the pueblo. Notes Chamberlain, 'Santo Domingo Pueblo, the largest pueblo in New Mexico, is located about 30 miles southwest of Santa Fe. Its Keres-speaking inhabitants celebrate the pueblo's Feast Day and Corn Dance every August.'

Baumann writes in a letter to Jane, "I was certainly wishing you down at Domingo Wednesday last to see and feel its Corn Dance. Strange how one can see it again and again and get a thrill out of it. We waited until the last Dance when both Kivas are on together - then I visited my old friend Diego Lobato. He is head Koshare but has been ill for over a year. It was rather touching, when I left he gave me a ring." - p. 295, In a Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann