SOLD Washington Square, Winter, New York, 1934

by Guy C. Wiggins (1883–1962)
Oil on canvas board
16 x 12 inches
Signed lower right: Guy Wiggins.; on verso: “Washington Sq. Winter / New York.” / Guy Wiggins / 1934



The artist

John T. Harding, probably acquired from above

Helen Harding, Costa Mesa, California, acquired by descent from above

Estate of Helen Harding, Costa Mesa, California

The Nelson Gallery Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri, acquired by bequest from above, 2004

Sale, Bonhams, San Francisco, California, April 11, 2005, lot 43, from above

Private collection, acquired from above

Private collection, acquired from above, 2019

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, May 18, 2022, lot 440, from above


MME Fine Art, New York, New York, Winter's Song: 19th and Early 20th Century American Snow-Filled Landscapes, 2012

Related Work (see following pages)

Washington Arch from 5th Avenue & 8th Street, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches, signed lower right: Guy Wiggins; Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Note: Guy C. Wiggins is admired for his impressionistic scenes of New York. The artist had a particular interest in rendering the city’s landmarks in winter, blanketed with snow. Wiggins had a studio near Washington Square Park and depicted the square with its iconic marble arch in several paintings.

Artist Biography

New York has always been my favorite subject, especially streets in snow storms.[1] —Guy C. Wiggins, 1948

By Nina Sangimino

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Notes
VII. Suggested Resources

I. Biography

Of the great family legacies in American art, Wiggins is definitely at the forefront. Carleton Wiggins studied with George Inness and painted landscapes with a Barbizon influence, and his grandson Guy A. Wiggins still paints both rural landscapes and urban city views. Yet the most well known of this clan is

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