Artwork & Artist

Gloucester City had many artist come to the waterfront over the years, the most famous being Thomas Eakins. Below are links to many of the images and the museums that have those images in their collections.

Also see the link below which is for an online flipbook:

"The Art and Illustrations of Gloucester on the Delaware"

https://online.fliphtml5.com/iqmoq/wehu/

Artist: G. Brown

"The Prospect of Philadelphia from Wickacove, exactly Delineated by G: Wood."

1735

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Artist: Thomas Birch

Delaware below Glos'ter Point

1826

American Antiquarian Society

Artist: Thomas Birch

View of the Delaware near Philadelphia

1831

National Gallery of Art

Artist: Edward Williams Clay

Gloucester Waterfront

1830


From the book in the "Memoirs of the Gloucester Fox Hunting Club".

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-25cf-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Artist: Edward Williams Clay

Jonas Cattell (1758-1849)

Local soldier during the American Revolution,

He is here depicted in his role as the master of the hounds for the Gloucester Fox Hunting Club which operated from 1766 until 1818.


1830


From the book in the "Memoirs of the Gloucester Fox Hunting Club".

Facebook Group: "Gloucester City History in Photos"

Artist: Thomas Sully

Eliza Leslie ( Gloucester City resident)

1844


Eliza Leslie was a Gloucester City resident at the time of her death. She was a famous author and publisher when she lived in Philadelphia.


Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Artist: James Fuller Queen

Printer: P.S. Duval & Co., printer.

"Washington Mills Gloucester NJ, near Philadelphia"

"On the Delaware opposite Philada. Glo'ster bleaching mills in the distance."

ca 1855

The American Antiquarian Society

Artist: James Fuller Queen

Printer: P.S. Duval & Co., printer.

"Shad fishing (taking up the net.)"

"On the Delaware opposite Philada. Glo'ster bleaching mills in the distance."

May 22, 1855

Library Company of Philadelphia:

Artist: James Fuller Queen

"Shad fishing Taking up the net above Chester, N.J."

"On the Delaware opposite Philada. Glo'ster bleaching mills in the distance."

May 22, 1855

Library of Congress

Artist: James Fuller Queen

"Bleaching Factory May 7th '54"

May 7th, 1855

Library of Congress

Artist: James Fuller Queen

"[Setting a net for shad]"

1855

Library of Congress

( this maybe south Camden City)

Artist: James Fuller Queen

"[House and factories as seen on the edge of a community]"

Note: Medcalf-Ellis house that was built in ca 1686 / British General Lord Cornwallis used as HQ in 1777. Colonel Joseph Ellis was Sheriff of Gloucester County as well as a Colonel in the New Jersey Militia.

ca 1855

Library of Congress

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Ships and Sailboats on the Delaware

1874

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Sailboats Racing on the Delaware

1874

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Mending the Net

1881

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Drawing the Seine

1882

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Artist: Thomas Eakins

The Meadows, Gloucester

1882-1883

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Hauling the Seine

1882

Princeton University Art Museum.

Gift of the Forbes Collection

https://artmuseum.princeton.edu/collections/objects/41106

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Shad Fishing at Gloucester on the Delaware River

1881

Elisabeth Ball Collection, gift of the George and Frances Ball Foundation

David Owsley Museum of Art Ball State University

http://ballstate.dom5183.com:8080/objects-1/info?query=Disp_Access_No%20%3D%20%221995.036.010%22&sort=9

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Mending the Net (study)

ca 1881


(private collection)

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Shad Fishing at Gloucester on the Delaware River

1881


Philadelphia Museum of Art

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Taking Up the Net

1881

The Metropolitan Museum of Art