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Ira Chaffee Goodell (1800-1877) American, Active New York/Massachusetts

Ira Chaffee Goodell (1800-1877) American, Active New York/Massachusetts

Portrait of a Gentleman
Signed and dated on verso: July 19, 1829, I.C. Goodell
Oil on wood panel with bread-board ends
25 3/4″ x 23″
Condition: In a remarkable state of preservation. In untouched original condition.
Family tradition holds that the sitter was a sea captain. According to research prepared by Mike and Susan Payne for a forthcoming article on the artist, Goodell’s account book indicates he was in Westfield, Massachusetts in July 1829.
Goodell worked in various regions of Massachusetts and in the Hudson Valley.Albany area. He eventually settled in New York City in 1834 when he spent the remainder of his life painting portraits.

Dimensions: 25 3/4" x 23"

Item ID: WoA-AMP-OWP 013

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