Old Trinity in Winter and Wall Street is an example of the New York winter scenes which the artist began producing in the 1920s and for which he is best known today. Works such as this are rooted in the Ash Can School's predilection for images of urban life that simultaneously reveal the interest in atmospheric effects and suggestive brushwork of Impressionism. Wiggins was most directly influenced by Childe Hassam's celebrated scenes of New York. In the present work, the artist depicts bustling Wall Street with the famed Trinity Church in the distance. A light dusting of snow softens the buildings, creating a quiet, Impressioinistic view of busy lower Manhattan.
A letter from Guy Wiggins, Jr. dated June 9, 2005 confirming the authenticity of the present work accompanies the lot.