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Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT

Fine Art + Furniture & Decorative Arts

Sale 124 Lot 587

Gustave Baumann
(American, 1881-1971)
Cottonwoods, 1931
color woodcut on Zanders laid paper
signed and titled in graphite and with the artist's Hand-in-Heart watermark lower margin; inscribed 17-120 lower right, and AB377 verso lower left
10 1/2" x 9 3/8"

Provenance:
Annex Galleries, Santa Rosa, California, 13 May 2003
The Estate of Nina and Jack Stillinger, Urbana, Illinois

Literature:
Chamberlain, Gala, In a Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann, Rizzoli Electa, New York, 2019, pp. 340-341

Catalog Note:
An example of this woodcut from the same (Second) edition can be found in the collection of the Baumann estate (inscribed 21-120). An example of this woodcut from the earlier (First) edition can be found in the permanent collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields (inscribed no 19 of 120). The First edition was printed in six colors compared to three in the Second edition.

Estimate $3,000-5,000

Sold for $5,200