Cottonwoods by Gustave Baumann

Cottonwoods by Gustave Baumann

Cottonwoods

Gustave Baumann

Title

Cottonwoods

 
Artist
Year
1927 /1931 
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
10 13/16 x 9 11/16" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
31 of 120  
Annotations
titled, lower left 
Reference
GB83, Chamberlain 119.2 
Paper
cream Zanders laid with the Hand and Heart watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
AB785 
Price
$7,000.00 
Description
From the second edition printed in 1931, a departure in mood and color from its 1927 predecessor makes this "Cottonwoods" a strong representation of late fall, with a simplified palette and a decluttering of the scene. Chamberlain quotes Baumann: "Scraggly cottonwoods, white and gaunt with dark scrubby pinon and cedar intersecting the long lines of the flat mesa. ...Other than these scarcely a sign of life except newly made trails leading to the ever present meeting house or morada, in this, the country of the Penitente." (p. 341, In a Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann