Ira Chaffee Goodell (Massachusetts, 1800-1875) Portraits of Nathan and Freelove Drury.
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- August 15, 2010 10:00AM
Ira Chaffee Goodell (Massachusetts, 1800-1875)
Portraits of Nathan and Freelove Drury. The artist's misspelled name, "I. C. Goodale," is inscribed four times in pencil on the reverse of the woman's portrait, also inscribed "No. 30." Oil on wood panel, c. 1835, 23 3/4 x 21 3/8 in., with wood strips on the top and bottom of the panels applied to mitered wood supports. Condition: Retouch, cleaned.
Note: Ira Chafee Goodell was a self-taught itinerant painter from Belchertown, Massachusetts, who also painted portraits in Dana, Massachusetts, and in several locations in Columbia County, New York, before moving to New York City about 1834. More than fifty-three portraits are signed or attributed to Goodell, more than twenty of those of prominent residents of Columbia County.
Literature: See Vital records of Deerfield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, compiled by Thomas W. Baldwin, Boston, Massachusetts, 1920, p. 237. Freelove Sweet married Nathan Drury of Shelburn on September 12, 1795.
Nathan- Scattered small spots of retouch to fill in craquelure; Freelove- the portrait may have been overpainted after 1835 so that Freelove could update her style, retouch to edges of clothing, hair, panel edges.