Cordova Plaza by Gustave Baumann

Cordova Plaza by Gustave Baumann

Cordova Plaza

Gustave Baumann

Title

Cordova Plaza

 
Artist
Year
1943  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
7 13/16 x 7 15/16" image 
Signature
pencil signed, lower right 
Edition Size
unnumbered; edition of 200 impressions 
Annotations
pencil titled 
Reference
no GB # 
Paper
cream Zerkall Butten wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Torch Press for The Woodcut Society 
Inventory ID
AB865 
Price
$5,000.00 
Description

The image is the plaza in Cordova, New Mexico. Baumann was intrigued by the history of the Southwest including the churches and pueblos. The village lies a short distance off the "High Road" to Taos, NM on State Road 76, between Chimayo and Truchas.

"Cordova Plaza" was commissioned by the Woodcut Society in its 12th year as the Presentation Print for November of 1943, the 24th in the series of 44 woodcuts issued between 1932 and 1954.

The woodcut was printed by Baumann in an edition of 200 impressions which were pencil signed and titled by Baumann but were unnumbered. The print was issued in a portfolio that included an essay by George William Eggars. The Woodcut Society was located at the Care of the Torch Press, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.