C. M. BARNITZ. Still life oil painting of fruit.

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Possibly Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, circa 1900. Oil on artist board, 18 x 24 inches, with a period painted frame with gilt liner. Signed lower right: “CMBARNITZ”

A possible identification for the artist of this boldly executed and vibrantly colorful still life may be the Carrie M. Barnitz listed in the 1900 United States Federal Census, age 19, a knitter of hosiery born in Pennsylvania in 1880, the daughter of Christian S. and Melissa R. Barnitz residing in Middletown Borough, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

 

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