Little Girl Holding an Apple
Although best known as a portraitist, the Brooklyn painter Benjamin Osro Eggleston also enjoyed sketching the interesting characters he encountered around the city—an activity that harks back to his early career as a newspaper illustrator. This assured drawing captures the forceful personality of an anonymous girl whose anxious yet determined expression suggests she is steeling herself for a confrontation, perhaps with other children trying to take her apple.
- Artist: Benjamin Osro Eggleston, American, 1867-1937
- Medium: Graphite on cream, moderately thick, very smooth wove paper
- Dates: 1927
- Dimensions: sheet: 10 1/8 x 11 1/16 in. (25.7 x 28.1 cm) image: 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (16.5 x 6.4 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower left of image in graphite: "BENJAMIN EGGLESTON / 1927"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 75.187
- Credit Line: Dick S. Ramsay Fund
- Rights Statement: Orphaned work
- Caption: Benjamin Osro Eggleston (American, 1867-1937). Little Girl Holding an Apple, 1927. Graphite on cream, moderately thick, very smooth wove paper, sheet: 10 1/8 x 11 1/16 in. (25.7 x 28.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 75.187
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)