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Frederick E J Goff (1866-1933)

Frederick Edward Joseph Goff was born in Upper Tooting, Wandsworth in 1866. He was the third child of William Goff, a grocer, and his wife Mary. According to the 1881 Census, Frederick Goff had started his professional life as a lithographic apprentice. By the 1891 census, his official profession had changed to Painter in Watercolours.

He married Augusta Pearce in 1894 and they had one daughter, Olive Bertha Goff.

He lived his entire life in South West London, moving to various addresses around Clapham, Tooting and Streatham. His lifelong London residence reflects his work as a painter; he predominantly painted topographical scenes in London, most typically architectural views from various London bridges.

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