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Wigglesworth, Thomas, Jr.

Thomas Wigglesworth, Jr. (1814–1907) lived in Boston and worked for his father's East India firm at 16 India Wharf. He was also an art collector and often exhibited his pictures at local exhibitions. He lent a picture by Lane called "A (Foggy) Morning" to all three 1864 Boston Athenaeum exhibitions, and an unidentified Lane painting (perhaps the same one) "Morning" (no. 377) to the 1864 Sailors' Fair in Boston. Among other pictures in his collection were three by marine painter George Curtis, five by Martin Johnson Heade, and others by American painters including John Casilear, W. Stanley Haseltine, George Inness, William Trost Richards, and Alfred T. Bricher. (1) The papers of the Wigglesworth family are at the Massachusett Historical Society.

(1) "George Curtis: Coming to Light," Peabody Essex Museum Collections 129, no. 4 (October 1993): 375, 387. 

Related tables: Boston – 1864 Sailors' Fair »

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Thomas Wigglesworth
Wigglesworth Family Papers
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Photographs; four on one page
Massachusetts Historical Society Ms.N-114 v.91 p.3 #9 and #10
Citation: "People." Fitz Henry Lane Online. Cape Ann Museum. http://fitzhenrylaneonline.org/historical_material/index.php?type=People§ion=Wigglesworth%2C+Thomas%2C+Jr. (accessed June 26, 2017).
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