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Edwin Weyburn and Richard La Barre Goodwin papers, 1830-1958

Goodwin, Richard La Barre, 1840-1910



Collection Information

Size: 200 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

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.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender, Claribel Goodwin, after microfilming.
  • Location of original is unknown.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel N60-1 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Notebook is loaned photostatic copy.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Edwin Weyburn and Richard La Barre Goodwin papers, 1830-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.