The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust – The Thoreau Society & The Thoreau Farm Trust Annual Online Auction 2021
Auction Ends: Mar 26, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

Art

"Henry David Thoreau Birthplace #1," an original white-line woodcut print

Item Number
325
Estimated Value
$125 USD
Sold
$140 USD to ng7a7662c
Number of Bids
18  -  Bid History

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Item Description

Henry David Thoreau Birthplace #1 is an original white-line woodcut print by
Keith Bergman.  Image 6.5 by 8.

The white-line woodcut or Provincetown print is a single block printing method developed in Provincetown in 1915. The image is carved in wood and then the color is applied to the wood block. The white line gives a skeleton or outline to the print.

Bergman was taught the single block printing method by Kathryn Smith, who was taught by her grandmother, Ferrol Sibley Warthen, a student of Blanche Lazzell. Lazell was one of the founding members of the Provincetown Printers.

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Item Special Note

Now retired to Concord, Massahusetts, Bergman was the Town of Provincetown's longest serving town manager.