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first three years he sketched iture in the vicinity of Lon- voting a great portion of the bt the Zoological Gardens Dg the animalfl, which gave cility of drawing objecte in ." Before he was fifteen he >n the " Isis/' and the large aedals of the Society of Arts. \ he went on a sketching tour \x Normandy. " My father anied me thither/' says he,

notice just quoted, "and, . at Eouen, I was so en- i with the picturesque views city, that I did not wish to

further; to which he con- after some hesitation, for I b yet in my sixteenth year, e me <£10, telling me to make as long as I coidd, saying at ne time, ' Be sure you save L to bring you home again.' ras my Srst lesson in eco-

for after staying there a ht, and going down the o Havre, I reached London . folio of sketches, and £5 pocket." In 1839, when but ien, he exhibited his first 5 at the Academy — "Card B," a cleverly painted interior rmandy cabaret, with iVench s playing cards. Subsequent bo Normandy, Brittany, and 1, supplied him with mate- or a long series of popular », some of which were pur- by, and secured the patron- d encouragement of, Samuel I, Mr. WeUs, of Eedleaf, the is of Lansdowne, Mr. T. % and other distinguished s of art. One of these early is, " The Eetum from Chris- /* received a prize of iBSO be British Institution. An- ' The Tired Soldier " (painted I, and a remarkable work for h of twenty), was purchased . Vernon. In 1847 the ela- " Village Holiday," also b by Mr. Vernon, and now, le preceding, in the National Ys greatly extended his repu-

tation. Other imx>ortant pictures drawn from old English life were " Hunt the Slipper," and " Eaising the Maypole" (1851). A charming scene from Milton's "L' Allegro" was in a walk he had seldom trod. In 1853 he was elected an Associate ©f the Academy. Two years later he exhibited "An Episode of the Hap- pier Days]of Charles I.," a charming work, representing a water party in the Royal barge at Hampton Court j and after this came the " TheSwing " (1855), and "Cranmer at the Trai- tor's Gate " (1856), engraved in lino by his father. In 1857 Mr. Goodall visited Venice and Chioggia, where he made studies for "Felice Bal- larin reciting Tasso," which was not completed for the following ex- hibition, but exhibited in 1859. The winter of 1858 and the spring of 1859 he spent in Egypt, and the following pictures have been the result of that journey : — "Early Morning in the Wilderness of Shur," I860; "The First Bom," 1861 ; "The Eetum of a Pilgrim from Mecca," 1862 ; and " The Palm Offering," 1863, in which year he was elected a Royal Academician. Since then he has exhibited " The Song of the Nubian Slave," his diploma work, and " The Messenger from Sinai at the Wells of Moses," in 1864; "Rising of the Nile," in 1865; "Hagar and Ishmael," in 1866 ; "Mater Purissima " and "Mater Dolorosa," in 1868; "Jo- chebed," in 1870; "The Head of the House at Prayer," in 1872; "An Arab Improvisatore," and " Subsiding of the Nile," in 1873 ; " Rachel and her Flock," " Agricul- ture in the Valley of the Nile," " A Pndt Woman of Cairo," " A Seller of Doves," and "The Day of Palm Offering," in 1875; "An Intmder on the Bedouin's Pasture," " The Holy Mother," and "Sheep- wash- ing near the Pyramids of Geezeh," in 1876 ; " Glencroe," " The Time of Roses," and "The Water-car- riers: Egypt," in 1877; " Oxhey Place, Herts," "The Daughters of