The Oboe Player (Portrait of Dr. Benjamin Sharp)

Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America


Oil on canvas

36 1/8 x 24 1/8 inches (91.8 x 61.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 118, American Art, first floor (Provident National Bank Gallery)

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Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Benjamin Sharp, 1946

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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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