IRA CHAFFEE GOODELL (AMERICAN 1800-1877). PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, 1829.

Est. $1,600-$2,400
Sold: $6,960 ($5,800)

Oil on wood panel with breadboard ends, 25 ¾ x 23 inches. Signed and dated on the reverse "July 19, 1829/ I.C. Goodell." Also inscribed in pencil "John Eldridge." Family tradition holds that the sitter was a sea captain.

Literature: According to research by Mike and Suzy Payne for a forthcoming book on the artist, Goodell’s account book indicates he was in the area of Westfield, Massachusetts in July 1829.

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