Joseph Goodhue Chandler (1813-1884), Active/Lived in Massachusetts, New York

Portrait of Charles Fitch and Sister

Attributed to Joseph Goodhue Chandler
Unsigned, ca. 1835-1840
Oil on canvas, in a period gilt frame.
Over-all in great condition, minor scattered in-paint on right side of board edge.
Descended through the Fitch family. Charles Fitch (1808-1844) was originally from Hampton, Connecticut. He was ordained as a minister in the Congregational church in Abington, CT., later residing in Hartford. He was a strong opponent to slavery as revealed by a pamphlet he produced entitled, Slaveholding Weighed in the Balance of Truth, and its Comparative Guilt Illustrated.

Joseph Chandler was born on a small farm in South Hadley, Massachusetts in 1813. He studied painting in Albany, New York between 1827-1832 and became an itinerant painter. Most of his known paintings date from 1837-1852 as he travelled the Connecticut River Valley, particularly in northwestern Massachusetts. Recognized primarily for his portraits, Joseph Chandler also painted still life and landscape.

Dealer Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Date: ca. 1835-1840
Origin American
Artist/Maker Joseph Goodhue Chandler (1813-1884)
Measurements 45 ½” x 34”, 55 ¼” x 43” with frame
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Price 24,500
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