PhotographerSigismund Blumann

CountryUnited States

MediumGelatin Silver


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California, Japan, Landscape, Seashore, Trees


Image Dimensions: 17.2 x 22.3 cm
Support Dimensions: none

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California Pipe Dreamer

This is a fine example of Sigismund Blumann’s pictorialist landscape work showing sand dunes and scrub trees, and was most likely taken on the West coast of the United States. Variants of this photograph have been similarly titled by the artist as “Dune Pattern” and “Japanesque”.


print notes recto: signed in stylized Japanese initials in black ink at lower right corner:  SB

verso: signed in graphite in center: Japonica´╗┐

Three variants held by Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Accession #s: 99.230. (13-15)


Provenance: Sigismund Blumann’s grandson.