Summer Rain by Gustave Baumann

Summer Rain by Gustave Baumann

Summer Rain

Gustave Baumann

Title

Summer Rain

 
Artist
Year
1926 /printed 1956 
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
9 3/8 x 11 1/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
R.C. 5-50 -56 
Annotations
titled in pencil, lower left and dated -56 after the signature 
Reference
Baumann 77 
Paper
cream Zanders laid paper with the Hand-in-Heart watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
AB4214 
Price
$20,000.00 
Description
Baumann first printed impressions of Summer Rain in 1926. This is a generic old Santa Fe scene with adobe houses, compounds, and a public well. The atmospheric effects of cloudbursts fascinated Baumann and it is interesting to study how he carved his pink block to achieve the look of a downpour. His woodcuts Rain in the Mountains of 1926 and Grand Canyon of 1934 are also wonderful examples of his carving finesse in achieving the feel of walking rain or a drenching cloudburst. In 1956, Baumann re-cut his blocks and issued an edition of fifty impressions. Summer Rain has a long exhibition history and is included in ten public collections.