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Thomas Birch moved from England to the Philadelphia area in 1794. He learned to paint from his father, William Russell Birch. The younger Birch became well known for a variety of subjects, including seascapes; views of country estates, harbors, and rivers; and naval battle scenes from the War of...

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Inscription

Lower right: T. Birch

Provenance

The artist; art market, Philadelphia; with Harry Shaw Newman, New York; with Charles D. Childs, Boston, 1938; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R. I.; to MFA, 1947, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

Credit Line

Gift of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

about 1830–40

Dimensions

50.8 x 76.83 cm (20 x 30 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

47.1185

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Americas

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