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Portrait of Daniel Corbit

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


probably c. 1847


Possibly by Robert Street (1796-1865)


Canvas: 24 in x 20 in; frame: 33-1/2 in x 29-1/2 in


Oil on canvas

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation

Accession Number


Condition Notes

Original frame? 

A new linen tacking border has been applied to the canvas, but the painting has not been relined.  The frame is not original to the portrait.


The painting was  owned by Mrs. Daniel Corbit (Agnes Georgia Ball) Curtis (1914-2009).  She was the second wife of Daniel Corbit Curtis (1906-1954), son of Frederick William Curtis and Sarah Clark Corbit.


The portrait of Daniel Corbit (1796-1877), the sole surviving son of William Corbit, builder of the Corbit-Sharp House, shows a middle-aged man with receding grayish hair wearing a dark coat with a stiff white collar and cravat, against a dark background.  He married Eliza Naudain (1810-1844) in 1833 and Mary Corbit Wilson (1811-1880) in 1847.  Her portrait is acc. no. 1971.1035.

The painting is housed in a gilded wood frame with applied molded composition ornament in the corners.