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Name: Mary Priscilla Wilson Smith
Dates: (1819 - 1874)
Nationality: American
Biography:
Mary Priscilla Wilson was an accomplished landscape and flower painter even before she married Russell Smith (1812-1896), a painter of stage scenery and landscapes, in 1838. She exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and at the Apollo Association in New York. Her children, Mary (1842-1878) and Xanthus (1839-1929), were both artists; Mary specialized in painting chickens and Xanthus in marines. The family went to Europe for two years in 1851, and upon their return built a castle-like house at Edgehill on the outskirts of Philadelphia.
 
From its earliest days Philadelphia was a center for botany and horticulture. Germantown’s nurseries were famous, and some of the earliest lithographs made in the United States were illustrations for botanical, horticultural, and scientific periodicals published in Philadelphia. Smith’s painstaking style was well suited to such illustrations, and a lithograph after her drawing of a white camellia appeared in The Florist and Horticultural Journal in 1853.

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