Starting with Edward Goodall 1794-1870, there is a linage of Goodall Artists in England until 1982.
Edward Goodall was born near Leeds, Yorkshire, where his Quaker uncle raised him. He went to London in his early teens and began as an apprentice to a printer and learned the art of steel line engraving. He became Edward Goodall was born near Leeds, Yorkshire, where his Quaker uncle raised him. He went to London in his early teens and began as an apprentice to a printer and learned the art of steel line engraving.
Edward Goodall was born near Leeds, Yorkshire, where his Quaker uncle raised him. He went to London in his early teens and began as an apprentice to a printer and learned the art of steel line engraving.
In his son Frederick’s autobiography, it is said that all the great artists of the Victorian period frequented their house from time to time, especially Turner and Clarkson Stanfield R.A. (1793-1867 their neighbor.
Edward was J.M.W. Turner’s favorite engraver and Turner commissioned him for several large plates
Edward Goodall died on Monday, April 11, 1870, at 148 Hampstead Rd. At the age of 75.
Edwards eldest son Edward Angelo Goodall, R.W.S., was born June 08, 1819. He received his education at the University School in London and then entered the office of his father, whose job he intended to follow. During his apprenticeship period, he occupied his spare time making watercolour drawings and sketches, one of which became the keystone of his career.
When seventeen years old, he made a large drawing of the landing of the Lord Mayor at Blackfriars Bridge in 1836. His father showed it to Clarkson Stanfield R.A., who at once advised Edward Goodall to let his boy adopt the painting profession.
Goodall painted in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Gibraltar, and Venice. He was to return to Venice 15 times to paint as it was his favorite. In 1882 he was made a member of the Royal Watercolour Society. He kept busy right up until his death on April 16, 1908.
Frederick Goodall was born on September 17, 1822, in St. John’s Wood, London, the second son of Edward Goodall.
His mother was of Huguenot descent. He was one of six brothers and four sisters and received his education at the Wellington Road Academy, a private school where Charles Dickens had attended.
Two of his brothers, Edward Angelo and Walter, became well known watercolour artists, and a sister Eliza, exhibited at the Royal Academy under her married name of Wild. John Ruskin, Clarkson Stanfield, Augustus Pugin, David Roberts, and Turner were all regular visitors to the Goodall house and encouraged Frederick and his brother Edward A. to take up the profession.
Goodall’s opportunity to widen his horizon came in 1858 when he accompanied a group of friends to Egypt. It was to be the turning point in his career, and except for some portraits and a few English landscapes, his pictures, over 170 canvases in 46 years, shown in the Royal Academy alone, had Egypt as their setting.
At the end of his seven-month stay in Egypt, he packed 130 oil sketches with sheets of buttered paper to separate them and prevent them from sticking along with many watercolour sketches and countless pencil drawings and shipped them back to London where he would complete the larger canvases.
In 1870 Edward, Frederick, and his two sons F. Trevelyan and Howard, returned to Egypt for the second time to paint and gather material of more Orientalist Paintings. This time he shipped back props of all kinds including a herd of Egyptian sheep and goats. On Fred’s return from Egypt the second time, he left London and turned over his premises and studio in Camden Square to artist friend Alma Tadema.
Frederick Goodall continued painting into the 20th century dying in 1904. His sons Trevelyan and Howard followed in their father’s footsteps, but both died tragically in their 20s. We know little of Fredrick’s third son Herbert.
Trev Goodall was the first child born to Frederick Goodall and his wife, Anne. He was educated at University College School from 1859 to 1864 and was a student of the Royal Academy beginning in 1865.
In 1869 he won the gold medal from the Academy for “The Return of Ulysses.”
On April 12, 1871, Trev died after accidentally being shot by his brother Howard while on Capri, he was only 23.
Trevelyan died at the beginning of what could have been a highly successful career as an artist and was considered one of the rising young men of the day and would have been, without a doubt, one of England’s greatest portrait painters.
One of Frederick’s other sons Howard was educated at the University College School from 1859 to 1864 and attended the Royal Academy as a student in 1868. He had exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1870-1873.
Howard took ill and died in Cairo, Egypt at the age of 23, only two years after he accidentally shot and killed his brother Trevelyan while pistol shooting on the island of Capri.
Walter was the youngest son of Edward Goodall and brother to Frederick. He studied in the school of design at Somerset House, the Royal and Clipstone Street Academies.
During his career, he traveled to Rome, Venice, Holland, and Brittany, often choosing domestic subjects, including peasants, children, animals, and coastal scenes.
He was ill that last decade of his life and died on May 14, 1889, at the age of 59, leaving a widow and three children.
JOHN EDWARD GOODALL was the son of Alfred Goodall and Mary Palmer. Alfred was a brother to the painters Edward A. and Frederick Goodall. His artwork covered the period between 1877 and 1911. He was not a prolific artist like his uncles, and a lot of his life is still unknown.
There are many other members of the Goodall Clan that dabbled in the arts but these are some of the better practitioners. All in all the family processed a good deal of talent.