“House and Backyard”

about 1900
Arthur Wesley Dow (American, 1857–1922)


Sheet: 16.5 x 21.6 cm (6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photograph, cyanotype

Not On View


Americas, Photography



Page 159 from Album of Dow Photographs


By summer 1965, William Councilman Wigglesworth (b. 1918 – d. 1987), Ipswich, MA [see note 1]; summer 1965, gift of Wigglesworth to his sister-in-law, Anne Parker Wigglesworth (b. 1921 – d. 1999), Ipswich, Manchester, and New York; 1999, by inheritance to Philio Wigglesworth Cushing, Ipswich, and her son, Henry Coolidge Wigglesworth, Seattle, WA; 2006, partial gift and partial sale of Philio Wigglesworth Cushing and Henry Coolidge Wigglesworth to the MFA. (Accession date: June 21, 2006)

[1] William Councilman Wigglesworth, a surgeon in Ipswich, MA, received the album from a grateful patient at an unknown date.

Credit Line

Gift of Philio Wigglesworth Cushing and Henry Coolidge Wigglesworth from the collection of their parents Frank and Anne Wigglesworth in memory of their love for Ipswich. M. and M. Karolik Fund and Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund