The Rug Weaver
9 x 13 1/8 inches
Framed: 16 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches
Inscription: Signed lower right
Provenance: jay and Ellen Carter Collection, Nashville, Indiana; Private Collection, Indianapolis, Indiana (purchased from the former).
Exhibited: "Fifteenth Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists," Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, January 31–February 26, 1911; "Fourth Annual Exhibition of Works by Indiana Artists," John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 6–June 4, 1911; "Gustave Baumann: Brown County Prints," Palette & Chisel Club, Chicago, Illinois, April 21–May 3, 1913; "Panama-Pacific International Exposition," San Francisco, California, February 20–December 4, 1915; "Gustave Baumann Woodblock Prints and Woodblocks," John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 20–April 26, 1925; "Sixth Annual Hoosier Salon: Invitational: Gustave Baumann," Marshall Field Picture Galleries, Chicago, Illinois, January 27–February 12, 1930; "Gustave Baumann: A Retrospective Exhibition of Color Wood Cuts," Museum of New Mexico Art Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 8–July 27, 1952; "Gustave Baumann, 1881-1971," Museum of New Mexico Art Gallery, November 19, 1972–January 23, 1973; "The American West at CSU: Baumann Retrospective," Morgan Library, Colorado State University, July 15–October 15, 1973; "Gustave Baumann (1881-1971)," Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1978; "Gustave Baumann: Hands of a Craftsman, Heart of an Artist," Museum of Fine Arts, October 2, 1993–April 17, 1994 (exhibition traveled to New York in 1995, to Palm Springs, Cleveland, and Colorado Springs in 1996, and to Lubbock, Texas, in 2000); "Color Woodblock Prints: Selections from the Two Red Roses Foundation Collection," Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, St. Petersburg College, Tarpon Springs, Florida, November 2, 2008–January 4, 2009.
Literature: Gala Chamberlain, "In a Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann," Rizzoli Electa, New York, 2019, p. 163 (color, other versions and examples).
Note: Printed on wove Japan paper in three colors, in an edition of 100. An example of this print may be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brown County Art Gallery, the Brown County Public Library, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Indiana State Library, the National Museum of American History–Smithsonian, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Newark Public Library, the Two Red Roses Foundation (St. Petersburg, Florida), and the Worcester Art Museum. Chamberlain 28. INQUIRE MORE
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