1935, printed 1960
(American, born Germany, 1881–1971)
Support: Fabriano laid paper
Image: 32.8 x 33 cm (12 15/16 x 13 in.); Sheet: 41.7 x 37 cm (16 7/16 x 14 9/16 in.)
Gift of Ann Baumann 2005.439
© Ann Baumann Trust
Catalogue raisonné: Chamberlain 146
During the fall of 1934, Baumann arrived at Sequoia National Park after a long road trip and soon wrote his wife, Jane, as he did on all his travels: “Working this morning I was surprised by a deer looking over my shoulder. . . . Altogether it would seem that Los Angeles is not quite all of California. Certainly this is about as lovely a place as one could ask.” Baumann had a Kodak Brownie camera and took many photographs on his sketching outings; some were later referenced for compositional ideas.
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