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Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM CDT

Art & Design

Sale 129 Lot 90

Gustave Baumann
(American, 1881-1971)
Marionette Out of San Ildefonso Church, 1938
color woodcut
signed and titled in pencil lower margin, initialed in block
6 1/2" x 7 3/4"

Literature:
Chamberlain, Gala, In a Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann, Rizzoli Electa, 2019, pp. 103, 406-407, 589-590, 593

McPharlin, Paul, ed., Puppetry 1940: An International Yearbook of Puppets & Marionettes, Puppetry Imprints, 1940, frontispiece (illustrated)

Catalog Note:
There are 13 known impressions from an unstated edition. This three-color woodcut has no decorative border and showcases the overlaying of colors rather than bold outlines. This image was published at the frontispiece of Puppetry 1940: An International Yearbook of Puppets & Marionettes.

Estimate $800-1,200

Sold for $1,560