The name of this artist comes from the inscription on the National Gallery's painting Still Life (1978.80.7), that reads as follows: Painted by Mrs. M. A. Goode. Nothing is known about Mrs. Goode, who was presumably an amateur artist, active in the second half of the nineteenth century. [This is an edited version of the artist's biography published in the NGA Systematic Catalogue]
Chotner, Deborah, with contributions by Julie Aronson, Sarah D. Cash, and Laurie Weitzenkorn. American Naive Paintings. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1992: 150.