Goodrich, Christopher Columbus Baldwin, 1835 -Baldwin, who frequently mentioned artists in his diary, did not name Sarah Goodridge, the artist, also from Templeton, Massachusetts, who painted his miniature portrait. This was the “exact miniature” used by Chester Harding as a reference for the full-sized canvas portrait, a posthumous commission by the Council of the American Antiquarian Society completed in September 1836. The miniature remained in the Baldwin family until it came to the Society. Sarah Goodridge, Christopher Columbus Baldwin, 1835, watercolor on ivory. Hewes #2. [Baldwin's published diary A Place in my Chronicle is one of the Society's bicentennial publications and is available here.]

Gift of Adelaide Sawyer, 1907

The Amerian Antiquarian Society, 1812-2012 - A View at the Bicentennial
A Palmy State of Prosperity - Christopher Columbus Baldwin, 1831-1837 & Maturin L. Fisher, Interim Appointment