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Church Ranchos de Taos

Church Ranchos de Taos

1919, printed 1924

Gustave Baumann

(American, born Germany, 1881–1971)

Color woodcut touched with watercolor

Support: Bergisch Gladbach laid paper

Image: 24.2 x 28.9 cm (9 1/2 x 11 3/8 in.); Sheet: 34.2 x 43.6 cm (13 7/16 x 17 3/16 in.)

Gift of Ann Baumann 2005.412

Catalogue raisonné: Chamberlain 60.3



San Francisco de Asís, situated south of Taos near the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, was built about 1730 with massive abutments and thick adobe walls; it is commonly referred to as Church Ranchos de Taos. Baumann was interested in Spanish Colonial history and made drawings and prints of many historic churches. Although Church Ranchos de Taos is printed in five colors, the artist embellished this impression by painting the umbrella with watercolor.

See also
PR - Woodcut
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
Gift of Ann Baumann

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