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The City Museum's Paintings collection contains marine paintings, cityscapes, architectural renderings, and portraits in oil, watercolor, and gouache. It includes paintings by celebrated artists such as James Buttersworth, James Bard, Alexander Jackson Davis, Nicolino Calyo, Gilber Stuart, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, and many others.
St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul's Chapel

This painting depicts St. Paul's Chapel on the right and Barnum's American Museum is seen on the left....

Rhinelander's Sugar House

Rhinelander's Sugar House


Drawell at Morrissania

Drawell at Morrissania


Fifth Avenue - 40th to 42nd St.

Fifth Avenue - 40th to 42nd St.

View of the west side of 5th Ave. from 40th St. to 42nd St. showing the Croton Distributing Reservoir....

View of Central Park

View of Central Park

This image of Central Park is looking south from the Ramble.

Residence of J. J. Audubon Esq

Residence of J. J. Audubon Esq


Annual Fair of American Institute at Niblo's Garden

Annual Fair of American Institute at Niblo's Garden


Burning of the Merchants' Exchange, New York, December 16th &17th, 1835.

Burning of the Merchants' Exchange, New York, December 16th &17th, 1835.

Painted on the spot by Nicolino Calyo.;

Fire, 1835 (New York from Brooklyn)

Fire, 1835 (New York from Brooklyn)


View of New York After the Great Fire, Dec. 16th & 17th, 1835, Taken from Brooklyn

View of New York After the Great Fire, Dec. 16th & 17th, 1835, Taken from Brooklyn

From Atwill's Music Saloon N.York.

New-York from Fulton Ferry, Brooklyn

New-York from Fulton Ferry, Brooklyn

This panoramic view of the harbor shows the variety of vessels popular at the time, with Governor's Island...

Castle Garden

Castle Garden

The painting depicts a fort on an artificial stone island with waves crashing in the front and boats...

Proposed Aviation Building

Proposed Aviation Building

Colored architectural rendering (bird's eye view) of proposed Aviation building, showing stairs leading...

[Wall Street, east of Broadway]

[Wall Street, east of Broadway]


The Original Tom's Chop House, 1876.

The Original Tom's Chop House, 1876.

Thames St NY.

New York Evening [Northwest view from the 12th floor of 1016 5th Avenue.]

New York Evening [Northwest view from the 12th floor of 1016 5th Avenue.]

This northwest nocturnal view from the 12th floor of 1016 Fifth Avenue looks through two buildings at...

Ferryboat -- The Melrose, Brooklyn

Ferryboat -- The Melrose, Brooklyn


Harlem River Near High Bridge

Harlem River Near High Bridge


Sixth Avenue and the Jefferson Market Court

Sixth Avenue and the Jefferson Market Court


The Beach House, S.E. Corner of Greenwich and Cedar Streets Torn Down in 1878

The Beach House, S.E. Corner of Greenwich and Cedar Streets Torn Down in 1878


[Backview #5]

[Backview #5]

This is one of six variations of a cityscape of backyards and houses in the Bronx seen at different times...

View of Midtown, Looking Toward the Hudson River

View of Midtown, Looking Toward the Hudson River


Slaughter House of Johannes Bechman

Slaughter House of Johannes Bechman

Fulton Street between Water and Pearl Streets from the Burgis View, 1717.

[Residence of Edgar Allen Poe.]

[Residence of Edgar Allen Poe.]


The House in Which Poe Wrote "The Raven."

The House in Which Poe Wrote "The Raven."


[The "Queen Mary" in New York Harbor]

[The "Queen Mary" in New York Harbor]


The Turtle Tank, New York Aquarium

The Turtle Tank, New York Aquarium


Hall of the Roger Morris or Jumel Mansion

Hall of the Roger Morris or Jumel Mansion


Prometheus Fountain, Rockefeller Center

Prometheus Fountain, Rockefeller Center


[Washington Square]

[Washington Square]


Gothic Futurism

Gothic Futurism

Artist attributed.

Katharine Johnson Van Wyck

Katharine Johnson Van Wyck


Upper First Avenue (Jefferson Park)

Upper First Avenue (Jefferson Park)


New York from New Jersey

New York from New Jersey


Gardner Displays

Gardner Displays

Bird's-eye view of several sections of the fair grounds, including the Trylon and Perisphere.;

Subsidiaries Exhibits

Subsidiaries Exhibits

Tempera | mat board;

View of the Hudson River

View of the Hudson River

This waterfront view from approximately 135th St. in Manhattanville shows a few people gathered near...

City Hall Park From the Northwest Corner of Chambers Street

City Hall Park From the Northwest Corner of Chambers Street


View of Consumer's Building

View of Consumer's Building

Colored architectural perspective drawing of Consumers Building at night, square facade with 4 rectangular...

Interior view of Gallery

Interior view of Gallery

Possibly by Dominico Caliyo.

Electric Motor Vehicle

Electric Motor Vehicle

Side view of blue and orange ongrounds transportation cart with Trylon and Perisphere design on side.;...

World's Fair Emblem (cut out)

World's Fair Emblem (cut out)

Cardboard cut out of Trylon and Perisphere, pasted on blue cut out background and with orange "World's...

Sampson and Schley Leading the Fleet into  N.Y. Harbor, August 20, 1898

Sampson and Schley Leading the Fleet into N.Y. Harbor, August 20, 1898

The naval parade, which traveled north from the Narrows through New York Harbor, celebrated victory over...

Early Study, Food Building South

Early Study, Food Building South

Perspective rendering of Food Building south, showing view of visitors in plaza, with curved pergola...

The May Party

The May Party

This painting depicts a party in Central Park typical of the time period.

Court of the Business Systems and Insurance Building

Court of the Business Systems and Insurance Building

Located on the World's Fair grounds on the "Street of Wheels".

[Woods near Spuyten Duyvil]

[Woods near Spuyten Duyvil]


John E. Brooks

John E. Brooks

Artist attributed. John Brooks was born in 1813 to Henry Sands Brooks, the founder of Brooks Brothers...

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