C. M. BARNITZ, Still life of fruit
C. M. BARNITZ
Still life oil painting of fruit and cut watermelon on a marble tabletop
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.