Born in Falmouth, James Buckingham Philp was the son of James George PHILP. In 1846 the family were living in London, where young Philp trained as a lithographer. He was also a painter, architectural draughtsman and amateur actor and emigrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1853. He lived there until 1865, when he suddenly disappeared, reportedly with a great sum of money he had stolen.
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Padstow, Cornwall; Burning of the Steamship Amazon; Scene in Switzerland; Mouth of the Umvoti River, Indian Ocean;
1853 Victorian Fine Art Society (Melbourne)
1857 Victorian Society of Fine Arts;
Melbourne Lithographic and Engraving Association
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