03-05-2004 03-06-2004
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2232 Boston
March 5, 2004 04:00 PMCalender
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Thomas Birch, (American, 1779-1851)

$14,100$12,000
Auction: Sale #2232 - 2232 Location: Boston Date / Time: March 05, 2004 4:00PM

Description:

Thomas Birch, (American, 1779-1851) View of the Hudson River Near West Point. Signed "T. Birch" l.r.
Oil on canvas (mounted), 17 x 23 1/4 in. (43.1 x 59 cm), framed.
Condition: Craquelure.

Note: Thomas Birch was born in England in 1779. His father, William Russell Birch, was an engraver and painter of enamel miniatures; together they immigrated to the United States in 1794 and worked in Philadelphia. In the 1830s Thomas began painting landscapes. He also designed coins for the U.S. Mint and became highly influential at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Keywords

Thomas Birch, United Kingdom, United States, William Russell Birch, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts