Oil Paintings

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We have combined the lists of oil paintings available elsewhere on this site into a single comprehensive list of works in order to make specific paintings easier to find. These images are otherwise organized by institution, in collections from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP), the American Philosophical Society (APS), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA). Each painting captures a nineteenth-century view of the city of Philadelphia. We do not claim to present a comprehensive list of local nineteenth century paintings, but rather an extensive sampling of the type of such works which relates to the formation of a sense of place for Philadelphia.

This list is organized by artist's name. For reference, the abbreviated name of the institution holding each item appears before its accession number.