Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement/Goodman, Julia

GOODMAN, Mrs. JULIA, whose maiden name was Salaman (1812–1906), portrait painter, born in London on 9 Nov. 1812, was eldest of the family of twelve sons and two daughters of Simeon Kensington Salaman by his wife Alice Cowen. Charles Kensington Salaman [q. v. Suppl. II] was her eldest brother After attending a private school in Islington, Julia developed a taste for art, receiving lessons from Robert Falkner, a pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds. At first she successfully copied old masters but soon devoted herself to portrait painting, and obtained many commissions. In 1838 she exhibited for the first time at the Royal Academy, her last picture appearing there in 1901. Among her sitters were many persons prominent in society, including the Earl of Westmorland, Sir John Erichsen, Sir Francis Goldsmid, Sir G. A. Macfarren, Prof. David Marks [q. v. Suppl. II], and Gilbert Abbott à Beckett. Her portraits in oils or pastels numbered more than a thousand. She died at Brighton on 30 Dec. 1906, and was buried in the Golder's Green cemetery of the West London Synagogue of British Jews.

In 1836 she married Louis Goodman, a City merchant, who died in 1870. Among her seven children were Edward John Goodman, at one time sub-editor of the 'Daily Telegraph,' and Walter Goodman, a portrait painter, who painted a good portrait of his mother.

[Jewish Chronicle, 4 Jan. 1907.]

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