Mr. Goodin

  • James P. Smith, Mr. Goodin, ca. 1835, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Quentin J. Ogle, 1984.84.3

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These miniatures depict two of the four Goodin brothers: William, James, John, or Samuel. The relationship of the two men is confirmed by their striking resemblance and the similar gold pin worn by both. The older Mr. Goodin is likely to be William Francis Goodin, the husband of Amanda Elias Goodin, who lived from 1807 to 1867. His career as a banker made it necessary for the family to relocate many times, living in Mississippi, Kentucky, New Orleans, St. Louis, and in Philadelphia, where these miniatures were painted.

Title
Mr. Goodin
Artists
Date
ca. 1835
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 2 3/8 x 2 in. (6.0 x 4.9 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Quentin J. Ogle

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Goodin, Mr.
Object Number
1984.84.3
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