The Wild Goose

Ada Gilmore Chaffee (American, 1882-1955)

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In 1952 Ada Gilmore recorded the invention of the innovative single block “white-line” woodcut by B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Ethel Mars, Maud Squire, Mildred McMillen, Juliette Nichols and herself during the winter of 1916 that they spent together making prints in Provincetown.

Gilmore’s single-block woodcuts, such as The Wild Goose, are softer and more imaginative than the severely geometric and matter-of-fact woodcuts typical of her fellow Provincetown printers.

Dr. Steve Conant, Indianapolis; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1991.

Object Information

Ada Gilmore Chaffee (American, 1882-1955)
creation date
color woodblock print
12 x 12 in. (image)
12-3/4 x 12-3/4 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
signed in ink L.R.: Ada Gilmore; signed, dated and inscribed in ink below image L.R.: A. Gilmore. 1923. / Provincetown
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credit line
Gift of Dr. Steven Conant in honor of Mrs. H. L. Conant and Miss Joan D. Weisenberger
© Ada Gilmore
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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