Apr 25, 2006

The Blacksmith Shop

In the Hills O' Brown

The Blacksmith Shop

1910, printed 1914

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Gustave Baumann

(American, born Germany, 1881–1971)

Color woodcut

Support: Japanese paper

Image: 23 x 33.6 cm (9 1/16 x 13 1/4 in.); Sheet: 26.4 x 35.3 cm (10 3/8 x 13 7/8 in.)

Gift of Ann Baumann 2005.424.1

Catalogue raisonné: Chamberlain 23

Edition: 100



The economy of Brown County was based on farming, crafts, and tourism. Baumann’s portrait of the community that befriended him, The Hills O’ Brown, includes the blacksmith who shoed horses and repaired wagon wheels. “While the whole setup had a kind of Middle Age gloom about it, the large bellows blew cheer into it,” the artist wrote. “If you can see a ramshackle structure as something picturesque, this was it.”

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

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