The Oboe Player (Portrait of Dr. Benjamin Sharp)
Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916
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Eakins painted portraits of a number of distinguished Philadelphians, whose contributions to the scientific and cultural history of the city he admired. Benjamin Sharp (1858–1915) was a physician, a zoologist, and a writer. He also played oboe for the Philadelphia Symphonic Society, which later became the Philadelphia Orchestra.
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