El Velorio

 

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Gustave Baumann (1881-1971), El Velorio, color woodcut, 1927, signed, titled and numbered in pencil lower margin. Acton 46, Baumann 86.  In very good condition, the full sheet, 8 1/8 x 8 1/4, the sheet 14 3/8 x 13 1/4 inches.

A fine impression, the colors fresh.  Printed on a cream/tan laid paper with the Hand in Heart watermark.

In this striking composition Baumann shows a woman, entirely covered, in a ceremonial rite in a nearly bare setting before a number of candles representing the dead.