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Upper quarter portrait of a seated person, likely a woman, of African descent. 'Peaches' is depicted with gold hoop earrings, metal silver buttons, and an orange string tied in a bow at the neck. The real identity of "Peaches" is unknown, clues on the frame and clothing date the work to circa 1881-1882, prior to Corner's leaving for Europe in 1888. The time period also suggests that the sitter is a New Yorker, as Corner was likely a student at the Art Students League of New York at the time of painting. Corner, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, returned home in 1892. He became one of the premier portrait artists of his day and was a founding member of the Baltimore Museum of Art.


circa 1881-1882


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15.25 x 19.25 inches, framed dimensions 25.25 x 29.25 inches

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Signed by the artist in the lower left, lower right, verso: "Thos / C Corner" ; "TCC" ; "TC Corner"

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