Antique Oil Painting Frederick Goodall RA 1822-1904
This painting on panel is inscribed ” Frederick Goodall born London 1822 Sketch of Village Festival painted 1847 “. In a contemporary, probably original, gilt gesso frame from which it appears never to have been removed. There are some minor losses to the gesso compatible with age.
Ref: ” The reminiscences of Frederick Goodall R.A London and Newcastle upon Tyne : Walter Scott Publishing Co. Ltd. 1902.
N.G. Slarke, ” Frederick Goodall R.A. Oundle 1981.
See related and comparable works by Frederick Goodall R.A. :
” The Tired Soldier Resting at a Roadside Well ” Tate Gallery Collection.
” The Irish Piper ” Victoria and Albert Museum Collection.
” The Village Post Office ” V & A ” Museum Collection.
” Fair at Fougeres ” National Museum Liverpool.
” Merrymaking ” Laing Art, Gallery Newcastle upon Tyne.
” The Village Holiday ” Sheffield Museum.
Among others J.M.W. TURNER R.A. 1775- 1851 was a close business associate and family friend of Frederick Goodall R.A. and encouraged him to take up painting.
See : Walker Art Gallery ( Tate Liverpool ) purchase 1884 @ £1000, a huge sum at that time.
” The Goodall Family of Artists “.
Recent sale at Sothebys London 24th April 2012 Attributed to Frederick Goodall R.A. lot 325 sold @ £10,625.
A similar picture was sold at Christies 7th September 2005 lot 130 for 24,000.