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Portrait of General Benjamin F. Butler enlarge

Portrait of General Benjamin F. Butler

Benjamin F. Butler was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, and made Gloucester his summer home after the Civil War. He is generally noted as having given the neighborhood of Bay View its name, convinced that the sunsets over Ipswich Bay were equal to anything in the Bay of Naples.


Artist: Alfred J. Wiggin
Date of work: 1869
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession number: 1618
Credit line: Gift of the Gloucester Daily Times, 1952


    A selection of works by Alfred J. Wiggin: