Thomas Birch (American, 1779-1851)
Brig in a Storm. Unsigned, identified on a label from the City Art Museum of St. Louis affixed to the frame backing. Oil on canvas, 16 1/2 x 23 1/4 in., framed. Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure.
Provenance: Property of the Saint Louis Art Museum, sold to benefit the acquisition fund.
Stamped "CITY ART MUSEUM/ST. LOUIS, MO." on the stretcher, inscribed "C.A.M./St. L/144:46" in red on the reverse.
St. Louis Art Museum archives indicate that the painting was purchased from Old Print Shop, New York City, in 1946.
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