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Thomas Birch (American, 1779-1851) Decatur's Sloop 'Intrepid' at Tripoli

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
417
Sold for:
$44,438$37,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2609B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Thomas Birch (American, 1779-1851)

Decatur's Sloop 'Intrepid' at Tripoli, 1803
Signed "T. Birch" within the composition c.l., inscribed "#8 D7773" on the
stretcher, identified on a presentation plaque and label from the Cincinnati Art Museum affixed to the backing.
Oil on canvas, 19 1/2 x 25 in. (49.5 x 63.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure, minor surface grime.

Provenance: A prominent Cincinnati, Ohio, collector.

Exhibitions: Cincinnati Collects Paintings, Cincinnati Art Museum, March 31 to May 15, 1983, no. 9.

N.B. A loose label from Closson Galleries, Cincinnati, Ohio, and ephemera relating to comparable Thomas Birch paintings accompany the lot.

Estimate $50,000-70,000

Keywords

Thomas Birch, Cincinnati Art Museum, Tripoli, Cincinnati, Ohio, Birch, United States

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