Jacob Mendes Da Costa's portrait

This oil-on-canvas portrait of Jacob Mendes Da Costa by Robert William Vonnoh can be seen in the Mitchell Room of College of Physicians of Philadelphia. An old label on the frame reads as follows: "Jacob M. Da Costa, M.D. / B. 1833 —- D. 1900 / President 1894 - 1895 - 1896 - 1897 / Presented by Fellows of the College". This portait was shown at the annual exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1893-1894).

  • Photo by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (June 2017), courtesy of Chrissie Perella, archivist, on behalf of the CPP (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Inventory Number PA17) and page layout by Annamaria Palese ti.liamtoh|49.eselapairamanna#| (December 2019).


  • Julie S. Berkowitz, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Portrait Catalogue. With photographs by Rick Echelmeyer, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia 1984, pp. 31-3.

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