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Agnes Gordon Cochran Higginson (1810-1888) was, like most well-educated girls of her generation, trained to make art in pencil or using brushes. She continued drawing and painting all her life. She often painted landscapes with a special emphasis on houses, particularly New England's most emblematic, the "salt box." Approximately half of the surviving artwork created by Higginson depict them. This painting was made around 1884, as were several others. In 1884, her beloved son George died suddenly of Bright's Disease.


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Old House in Essex, MA

artist   Agnes Gordon Cochrane Higginson (1810-1888)
date   c. 1884
location   Essex, Massachusetts
height   5.12"
width   8.12"
process/materials   oil on wood
item type   Art/Painting
accession #   #1995.11.695

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Botany notes from school book belonging to Agnes Higginson

Letter to Stephen Higginson III from his mother Agnes Gordon Cochran Higginson

Plans of the Higginson House on The Street in Deerfield

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