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The Sycamore

Gustave Baumann

James R. Ross Fine Art

1916
Color woodcut
10 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches

Other Information
Framed: 20 1/8 x 18 5/8 inches
Inscription: Signed lower right
Provenance: Private Collection, Columbus, Indiana; Private Collection, Zionsville, Indiana.
Exhibited: New York, New York, Berlin Photographic Company, "Exhibition of Original Block Prints and Wood Engravings," May 1–31, 1916; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Art Institute, "Wood Block Prints by Gustave Baumann," June 4–July 1, 1918; Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, "Exhibition of Wood Block Prints by Gustave Baumann," July 26–August 17, 1918; Santa Fe, New Mexico, Laguna Gallery, Museum of New Mexico, "Wood Block Prints by Gustave Baumann," October 7, 1918; Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago, "Wood Block Prints by Gustave Baumann," January 7–February 6, 1919; Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Institute of Arts, "Wood Block Prints in Color by American Artists," November 20–December 31, 1919; Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art, "Exhibition of Wood Block Prints by Gustave Baumann," December 1–31, 1919; Boston, Massachusetts, Boston Art Club, "An Exhibition of Wood Block Prints," January 5–21, 1920; Albuquerque, New Mexico, Elks Club, "An Exhibition of Etchings and Block Prints by B. J. O. Nordfelt and Gustave Baumann," May 4–15, 1920; Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art, "The Second International Print Makers Exhibition," March 1–April 4, 1921; Indianapolis, Indiana, John Herron Art Institute, "Gustave Baumann Woodblock Prints and Woodblocks," March 20–April 26, 1925; New York, New York, National Arts Club Galleries, "Special Exhibition of Lithographs, Wood Blocks and Linoleum Cuts," April 8–May 9, 1925; Washington, D. C., United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, "Wood Block Prints in Color by Gustave Baumann," October 2–25, 1926; Tucson, Arizona, Temple Art Gallery, Tucson Fine Arts Association, "Exhibition of Color Woodblock Prints by Gustave Baumann," February 21, 1928; Chicago, Illinois, Marshall Field Picture Galleries, "Sixth Annual Hoosier Salon: Invitational: Gustave Baumann," January 27–February 12, 1930; Santa Fe, New Mexico, Museum of New Mexico Art Gallery, "Gustave Baumann: A Retrospective Exhibition of Color Wood Cuts," June 8–July 27, 1952; Santa Fe, New Mexico, Museum of New Mexico Art Gallery, "Gustave Baumann, 1881–1971," November 19, 1972–January 28, 1973; Fort Collins, Colorado, Morgan Library, Colorado State University, "The American West at CSU: Baumann Retrospective," July 15–October 15, 1973; Indianapolis, Indiana, Indianapolis Museum of Art, "Gustave Baumann (1881–1971)," 1978; Indianapolis, Indiana, Indianapolis Museum of Art, "Gustave Baumann: German Craftsman–American Artist," October 23, 2015–February 14, 2016 (other examples).
Literature: Martin F. Krause, editor, "The Autobiography of Gustave Baumann," Portland, Oregon, Pomegranate, 2015, p. 44 (color, another example); Gala Chamberlain, "In a Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann." Rizzoli Electa, New York, 2019, 41, pp. 186-187 (color, other examples).
Note: Good condition, original Baumann frame. Printed in six colors by the artist on cream Zanders Bergisch Gladbach laid paper. Baumann no. 4, Chamberlain no. 41. Other examples of this woodcut may be found in the following public collections: Art Institute of Chicago; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York; Cleveland Museum of Art; Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields; Museum of Fine Arts Boston; New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. Sheet size: 12 5/8 x 11 inches.
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