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Little Girl Holding an Apple

Benjamin Osro Eggleston

American Art

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.
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"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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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
IMAGE overall, 75.187_PS3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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