The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of April 22, 2018

Market Chichicastenango, 1956

color woodcut, Sheet: 37.5 x 23 cm (14 3/4 x 9 in.); Image: 20.5 x 14.5 cm (8 1/16 x 5 11/16 in.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Jurey in memory of Mabel A. Hewit 2004.187

Santo Tomás Chichicastenango, a mountain town at an altitude of 6,447 feet, is 87 miles northwest of Guatemala City and is the commercial center of the Quiché region. Known for its traditional K’iche’ Maya culture, it is the site of a large market where vendors sell everything from animals and
tools to handicrafts and flowers--a colorful outdoor spectacle that attracts natives and tourists alike.

lower left, in graphite: Market Chichicastenango; lower center, in graphite: 1956; lower right, in graphite: Mabel A. Hewit; lower right corner: 51; lower right in graphite: 1 of 10

CMA, June 26, 2010 - October 24, 2010: "Midwest Modern: The Color Woodcuts of Mabel Hewit," exhibited in the Prints and Drawings Exhibition gallery.

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