The Museum will close at 2:00 p.m. on December 5 and will be closed all day on December 6, December 24 and December 31.

Selected works by Alfred J. Wiggin

Alfred J. Wiggin

1823 - 1888

Portrait and landscape painter A. J. Wiggin, who was born in New Hampshire, first came to Cape Ann in the early 1840s, just as Fitz Henry Lane was establishing himself as a marine artist. The earliest known portrait Wiggin did in this area dates to 1842. Over the next 25 years, he produced an undetermined number of canvases recording the faces of Cape Ann citizens and the facades of their houses.