Well, the owner of the painting did not like it at all - nor did anyone in her family. The painting had belonged to her grandfather who passed away in 1918. Evidently, it has been passed around the family ever since.
Through the appraiser we learn more about Goodwin. He was born in Connecticut in 1882 & sold his first work at age 11. He started out as an illustrator. He worked for calenders, did advertising, & even illustrated some books. Most notably he illustrated Jack London's "Call of the Wild" & Teddy Roosevelt's "African Game Trails." He did paintings on hunting & fishing, & many paintings that focused on cowboys & western themes.
Well, I like it - even if I don't have $125,000!!!!!!