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Philip Fishbourne Wharton

Born: Apr 30, 1841

Death: Jul 20, 1880

Nationality: United States

Philip Fishbourne Wharton

Date of Birth : Apr 30, 1841
Date of Death : Jul 20, 1880

Philip Fishbourne Wharton was an American artist. Wharton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Fishbourne Wharton, merchant, and his second wife Mary Ann Shoemaker, and the grandson of Governor Thomas Wharton Jr. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and later in Paris and Dresden. His best-known pictures are "Perdita", which received a medal at the Centennial Exposition of 1876, "Eventide", "Uncle Jim", "Over the Hills and Far Away" and " Waiting for the Parade". He also painted many watercolors, chiefly scenes in Florida and Nassau. His 1876 portrait of James Wilson hangs in Independence National Historical Park. He died, unmarried, in Media, Pennsylvania, July 20, 1880.

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