Goodwin, Richard La Barre,
New York, N.Y.; Calif.
Collection size: 200 items (on partial microfilm reel).
Collection Summary: Notebook, ca. 1830-1845, kept by Edwin Weyburn Goodwin listing portraits painted, the date, and payment received for each work; a few letters from Richard La Barre Goodwin which give an account of his service in the Civil War; photographs of Richard La Barre Goodwin's paintings; and correspondence of his daughter, Claribel Goodwin, relative to contemporary exhibitions of his work.
Biographical/Historical Note: Edwin Weyburn Goodwin was an itinerant miniature and portrait painter in upstate New York. During his fifteen year career, ca. 1830-1845, he painted approximately 800 portraits. His son, Richard La Barre Goodwin, was a landscape, portrait and still-life painter; best known as a painter of fish and game. Until ca. 1880, Richard La Barre Goodwin, like his father, was an itinerant painter of portraits in upstate New York.
The lender, Miss Claribel Goodwin, is the granddaughter of Edwin Weyburn Goodwin and daughter of Richard La Barre Goodwin.