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Eliza Dennison Wiggin and Child enlarge

Eliza Dennison Wiggin and Child

Like other portraitists of his day, Wiggin traveled in order to secure work, relying on the local press to announce his arrival and solicit business. In 1856, Wiggin and Eliza Ann Dennison of Gloucester were married. This portrait of Eliza and an unknown child was painted by Wiggin in 1856, inspired in part by a daguerreotype.


Artist: Alfred J. Wiggin
Date of work: 1856
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession number: 1995.68.2
Credit line: Gift of the estate of Thelma Dennison, 1995


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