1959.0131 Painting
  • 1959.0131 Painting
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  • Title:

    Election Day in Philadelphia

  • Category:


  • Creator (Role):

    John Lewis Krimmel (Painter)

  • Place of Origin:

    Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Oil paint; Canvas; Pine, white

  • Techniques:


  • Museum Object Number:

    1959.0131 A

  • Complete Details

Object Number

1959.0131 A

Object Name



Election Day in Philadelphia



Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase with funds provided by Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

John Lewis Krimmel (Painter)
References: Dr. Anneliese Hardin, John Lewis Krimmel: Genre Artist of the Early Republic (Winterthur: The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1994).

Place of Origin

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Signature; Lower left on curbstone; I. L. KrimmeL pinxit. 1815
2. Label; Near bottom on reverse of proper right member; [Earles label]


Genre scene; Social/political commentary


Oil paint; Canvas; Pine, white



Dimensions (inches)

16.3 (H) , 25.45 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

41.4 (H) , 64.65 (W)

Measurement Notes

H at proper right stretcher. W at bottom stretcher.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Cooper, Wendy A. 2002 An American Vision: Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum.
Published as fig. 32, pp. 186-8.
[Book] Harding, Anneliese. 1994 John Lewis Krimmel: Genre Artist of the Early Republic. 268 p.
Published as fig. 130, pp. 83-87.
[Book] Richardson, Edgar P. 1986 American Paintings and Related Pictures in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Published as cat. no. 55, pp. 108-09.
[Book] Miller, Lillian B. 1996 The Peale Family: Creation of a Legacy 1770-1870.
See p. 133.
[Article] Sweeney, John A. H. 11//1971 Paintings in the Winterthur Collection. Antiques. 100 (5): 758-767.
Published as pl. no. 2, p. 761.
[Book] McCrossen, Alexis. 2013 Marking Modern Times: A History of Clocks, Watches, and Other Timekeepers in American Life.

[Book] Barrett, Ross. 2014 Rendering Violence: Riots, Strikes, & Upheavel in 19th Century American Art.

[Other] Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian. Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.

[Book] American Stories: A History of the United States. 1.

[Book] Norton, Mary Beth & Kamensky, Jane. 2015 A People and A Nation: A History of the United States, Brief 10th Edition.

[Other] ARK Media & Public Broadcasting Service. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.

[Book] Hewitt, Nancy A. & Lawson, Steven F. 2012 Exploring American Histories, Volume 1: A Brief Survey with Sources. 1.

[Article] Barrett, Ross. 2013 Violent Prophecies: Thomas Cole Republican Aesthetics. Smithsonian Studies in American Art. 27 (1)

[Book] Moss, Roger W. 2008 Historic Landmarks of Philadelphia.

[Book] Divine, Robert A., et al. America: Past and Present. Combined.

[Book] Remy, Richard C. 2010 United States Government: Democracy in Action.

[Book] Kennedy, David M. & Cohen, Lizabeth. 2015 The American Pageant.

[Book] Howard, Hugh. 2009 The Painter's Chair: George Washington and the Making of American Art.