An Evolving Inventory of Oil Paintings of Philadelphia-Area Scenes

By Artist's name

This is a preliminary attempt to compile a list of oil paintings depicting Philadelphia-area scenes, building from Nicholas B. Wainwright's mid-1960s manuscript compilation in binders at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania by adding images from other sources.

One can also explore this list arranged by subject into eleven divisions based on Wainwright's categories.


[tvl] = topographic informational value limited; views that were made well after the fact, are imaginary, generic, or show relatively little topographical information.
(3C) = Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art, Philadelphia, 1976 .
(Oedel) = William T. Oedel, Philadelphia Portrait, 1682-1982: Catalogue of an Exhibition Celebrating the Three Hundredth Anniversary of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 1982.
(PGT) = George B. Tatum, Penn's Great Town, Philadelphia, 1961.
(Snyder) = Martin P. Snyder, City of Independence: Views of Philadelphia Before 1800, NY, 1975.
(Wainwright) = Nicholas B. Wainwright, Paintings and Miniatures at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, rev. ed., Philadelphia, 1974.

All paintings are oil on canvas unless otherwise noted.

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