Corte Madera: Marin County

Corte Madera: Marin County

In the state of California’s Marin County, A bucolic dirt road in the town of Corte Madera leads through a timbered landscape. Wikipedia states: The town was named after the Spanish imperative command “chop wood”, as the area was famous for producing redwood tree lumber which was used in the construction of the city of San Francisco. (2024) 

Printed on deckle edged paper with a hand-drawn silver inked border, this is most likely a hand-colored bromoil photograph the artist sometimes labeled as a lithobrome.

Corte Madera: Marin County

Image Dimensions23.0 x 18.1 cm includes borders-corner glued to mount

Support Dimensions43.0 x 32.8 cm light manilla cardstock with impressed window

Print Notes

Recto: signed in graphite by the artist within lower right corner of impressed primary mount: Sigismund Blumann  F.R.P.S. (Fellow-Royal Photographic Society); this example was printed 1932 or later due to Blumann’s inclusion of this affiliation. (the year he earned this distinction) 

Verso:  pasted yellow Art Nouveau label ( 4.9 x 14.2 cm) on mount with Blumann’s printed home address of 3217 Davis Street Fruitvale, California and title of work in black ink in hand of artist: Corte Madero: Marin County.


Sigismund Blumann, Fruitvale California: purchased for this archive in December, 2019 from his grandson Thomas High.