11-01-2003 11-01-2003
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2241 Boston
November 1, 2003 11:00 AMCalender

Thomas Birch, (American, 1779-1851)

Auction: Sale #2241 - 2241 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 01, 2003 11:00AM


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


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