JOSEPH GOODHUE CHANDLER (AMERICAN 1813-1884). PORTRAIT OF A BOY WITH HIS DOG.
Oil on canvas, 58 x 36 inches. Chandler was born in South Hadley, Massachusetts, where his family owned a small farm. After a brief apprenticeship with a cabinetmaker, he studied painting in Albany, New York between the years 1827-1832. Most of his known paintings date from 1837-1852, a period when he traveled parts of the Connecticut River Valley, particularly northwestern Massachusetts, working as an itinerant painter.
Literature: For additional information on the artist, see John W. Keefe, “Joseph Goodhue Chandler, Itinerant Painter of the Connecticut River Valley,” The Magazine Antiques, November 1972, pp. 849-854.