“Manayunk” is a pencil drawing by artist Nicholas Santoleri.
Also available as an open edition, hand signed print, reproduced from the original pencil drawing.

Manayunk Pencil Drawing by N. Santoleri
Original Pencil Drawing by N. Santoleri

Located on the banks of the Schuylkill River, Manayunk contains the first canal begun in the United States. It’s name comes from the language of the Lenape Indians.  The Lenape referred to the Schuylkill River as “Manaiung”, their word for “river”, which literally translates as “place to drink”; the word was later altered and adopted as the town’s name. This was historically a working class community. In recent years the neighborhood has been substantially gentrified.

"Manayunk" Original framed pencil drawing by Santoleri
“Manayunk” Original framed pencil drawing by Santoleri

Manayunk was originally a community in Roxborough Township, Philadelphia County, situated near the Schuylkill River, On June 11, 1840 Manayunk, incorporated as a borough and no longer considered part of the “Township or Borough of Rocks” (Roxborough).  Presently it is part of sprawling Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Slide show on producing this drawing and subsequent fine art print:

  • Click here to see the Facebook posts that were inspirational in drawing this.
  • Click here to see the Facebook posts about the finished drawing.


The original pencil drawing was reproduced on acid free, 100 lb. fine art paper. The reproduction, signed by the artist, can be matted in a standard size mat opening and therefore a standard size frame  (framing information).

  • The image size of the original pencil drawing is 10.5 x 13.5 inches.
  • The original pencil drawing was created in 2016.
  • The print image size is 9.75 x 13 inches.
  • Each print is hand signed, in pencil, by the artist.


Item Status Price  Purchase
 The Original Pencil Drawing Mated and Framed One of a Kind
Open Edition Signed Print  Available  $40
Note Cards Pack of 10 Note Cards (5″x7″) Including 10 Envelopes $20    

 Also See :

  • Manayunk – original pencil drawing.

Nicholas Santoleri ~ Artist      Pine Ridge Productions, Inc.
1515 West Chester Pike Unit A-6, West Chester, PA 19382
In Historic Chester County, Pennsylvania