Guy Wiggins came from a family of painters. His father, Carleton Wiggins had studied with George Inness and painted in a Barbizon-influenced style. The family had been early and regular visitors to the colony at Old Lyme, and by 1915, Guy had settled permanently in Old Lyme. The artist became active in the Old Lyme Art Association, exhibiting there regularly. This view of Gloucester harbor in Massachusetts was painted one year after the family settled in Connecticut. Painted in a monochromatic palette, the work captures the energy of the bustling harbor with its thick impasto and visible brushstrokes enlivening the composition.