A stunning collection of portraits and statuary lines the hallways of the Jenkins Law Library. These treasures depict early leaders of the Philadelphia bench and bar, as well as more recent members of the local legal community, including Judge John Marshall Gest, whose superb collection of Roman and Canon Law enhances the library’s Rare Book Collection.
Paintings of Theodore and Madeleine Jenkins, through whose philanthropy the Jenkins Law Library was set up are also part of the Jenkins’ portrait collection. Particularly noteworthy, from a historical and artistic perspective, are older portraits by famous artists such as Thomas Sully, Rembrandt Peale, Jacob Eicholtz and John Neagle.
Here are a few of the items in our collection: