English born Samuel Brooks spent much of his professional life in Milwaukee, but he painted this preternatural portrait while living in Chicago in 1842.
Portrait of Corrine Gale, 1837- , at the age of five, full length standing facing right. She has on white dress with a repeat pattern of pink roses and white pantaloons and is holding a dog with a blue ribbon. it has a landscape background of roses and morning glories. A large hat with pink ribbon is on the ground to the right. Corrine Gale is a daughter of Abram Gale of Galewood, Chicago, Illinois.