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Richard La Barre Goodwin

(1840–1910). Painter. A trompe-l'oeil still life specialist, he favored large arrangements of hanging game, usually displayed against a rustic support. An undated Cabin Door ...

Goodwin, Richard La Barre

Goodwin, Richard La Barre (1840–1910)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

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2007
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Art & Architecture
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229 words

..., Richard La Barre ( 1840–1910 ). Painter . A trompe-l’oeil still life specialist, he favored large arrangements of hanging game, usually displayed against a rustic support. An undated Cabin Door Still Life (Smithsonian American Art Museum) exemplifies a type he repeated in many variants. In this clear and harmonious composition, several birds accompany a fringed game bag and powder horn against a paneled door. Born in Albany, the son of portrait painter Edwin Weyburn Goodwin ( 1800–45 ), he was wounded as a young man in the Civil War. Subsequently...

Harnett, William Michael

Harnett, William Michael (1848–92)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

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2007
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Art & Architecture
Length:
798 words

...and Other Still Life Painters, 1870-1900 (revised in 1969 ), Frankenstein’s sleuthing established the basis for subsequent appreciation and analysis of late-nineteenth-century illusionistic still life. Besides Peto, other figures include Jefferson David Chalfant , Richard La Barre Goodwin , John Haberle , Claude Raguet Hirst , and Alexander Pope...

MATHER, Cotton

MATHER, Cotton (1663–1728)   Reference library

Robert E. Brown

Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

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2013

...a potent counter-apologetic. It is fair to say that Puritan society at the time was on edge; the accusations of witchcraft set match to this fire. Mather would play his part in fanning the flames. Mather himself was no stranger to the phenomenon. In 1688 he had treated Martha Goodwin for possession; he published his observations in Memorable Providences, Relating to Witchcrafts and Possessions ( 1689 ). But while Mather believed in the reality of witchcraft and its demonic sources, he was (initially) a voice of restraint regarding the magistrates’ response...

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