Dec 28, 2018

Rag Rugs

Rag Rugs

c. 1913

Ada Gilmore Chaffee

(American, 1883–1955)

Color woodcut on wove paper

Support: Wove paper

Image: 23.5 x 25.8 cm (9 1/4 x 10 3/16 in.)

Gift of James and Hanna Bartlett 2018.1069


Did you know?

Chaffee only made woodcuts for a concentrated period of about six years.


Ada Gilmore Chaffee was one of numerous artists who gathered and worked together in Provincetown, Massachusetts, around 1915. The group exclusively made woodcuts, using the “white line” style seen in this print. Rather than black outlines, Chaffee relied on vivid areas of color to depict a woman in a patterned skirt giving a bowl of milk to a cat.

See also
PR - Woodcut
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