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

Art & Design

Sale 129 Lot 93

Gustave Baumann
(American, 1881-1971)
An Eagle Ceremony at Tesuque Pueblo, 1932
color woodcut on antique white wove rag paper
initialed in block with a variation of the Hand-in-Heart chop mark lower left
edition of 3100
6 1/2" x 6 1/2"

Literature:
Chamberlain, Gala, In a Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann, Rizzoli Electa, 2019, pp. 382-383, 588

Catalog Note:
Depicted in this image are Native American dancers performing the winter Eagle Dance at Tesuque Pueblo. The eagle is honored and worshipped because it is believed to be the link between heaven and earth. This image was printed by Pynson Printers. Impressions were bound in The Colophon: A Book Collector's Quarterly published in December 1932. Impressions were unsigned, only marked in the block with carved initials and the Hand-in-Heart chop mark.

Estimate $800-1,200

Sold for $1,560