Edward Goodall

Born 1795
Died 1870
Place of Birth near Leeds, Yorkshire
Place of Death 148 Hampstead Road, London
Gender Male
Biographical Notes Initially a painter, Edward Goodall (1794-1870) dedicated himself to engraving from about 1824, with an emphasis on landscape subjects. Having obtained permission from Turner to make engravings of his paintings, he became recognized as one of the leading figures in his chosen field of steel line engraving. He produced illustrations for literary works and travel books, such as Ireland Illustrated, published by Fisher (1831), Roscoe's Tourist in Spain (1835), Thomas Campbell's Poetical Works (1837), and Thomas Moore's Epicurean (1839), as well as engravings for popular keepsakes and scrapbooks. Between 1854 and 1869 he produced plates for the Art Journal, half of them after paintings by his son Frederick (1822-1904). Among his large-scale separate plates, the most costly was probably the copperplate 'Caligula's Palace and Bridge' (1842), after Turner, for which he reputedly earned 700 guineas. In 1818 he married Eliza Ann Le Petit. Of their ten children five were artists.

Sources:
Diane Perkins, ‘Goodall, Edward’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, at https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/10951. Accessed 2.06.2013.
R. Goodall, ‘The Goodall family of artists’, www.goodallartists.ca, accessed 2.06.2013.
Tate Gallery: illustrated catalogue of acquisitions 1986-88 (London: Tate Publishing, 1996).

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