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Wharton, Philip Fishbourne, 1841-1880
Wounded Soldiers in Hospital Receiving their Money at Night after the Battle.
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, 212-873-3400
Drawing: Black ink and wash and graphite on gray paper. 9 5/8 x 7 15/16 in. A U.S. Soldier with a case of money kneels next to a wounded soldier with bandages on his head in hospital bed. Another soldier holds a candle for them to see. More wounded soldiers lay in the background in the hospital tent. Signed at lower right in black ink: 'Wharton'; Inscribed at upper right: 'Dls.' The verso is inscribed vertically at left: 'Wounded Soldiers in Hospital Receiving their / Money. At Night after the battle.'
About the Artist: Philip Fishbourne Wharton was a renowned artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Among his most notable works is 'Perdita,' a painting for which he was awarded a medal at the 1876 Centennial exhibition. (Held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was the first official World's Fair in the United States.) Other works of his include 'Eventide' and 'Uncle Jim.'
New-York Historical Society
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care United States. Army--Pay, allowances, etcSoldiersMilitary hospitals, AmericanNight
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