Lot 152: Graphite Study Taos Pueblo Feast of San Geronimo


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Unsigned graphite on paper study of the festivities surrounding the feast day of San Geronimo at Taos Pueblo, ca. 1920. The feast day of San Geronimo has been a major celebration at Taos Pueblo since the Spanish colonial period, and is a mixture of Catholic and traditional Pueblo practices. The two-day celebration and ceremony includes dances, traditional pole climbing, and a footrace. This study depicts several of these events. The study is dry mounted to a backing. Provenance: Collection of Judith Balderson, MN.

Dimensions: Unframed; height: 11 in x width 13 1/2 in. Framed; height: 21 in x width: 23 in.

Condition: Good condition, some creases and losses, dry mounted to archival board.

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