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Thomas Birch

[English-born American Painter, 1779-1851]

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Original works by Thomas Birch available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago
Capture of the Tripoli by the Enterprise

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Watercolor collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Paintings collection online

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Five College Museums Collections Database, Massachusetts

James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Fairmount Water Works
John Neagle's The Studious Artist (Thomas Birch), 1836

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Landlocked Harbor, ca.1830

Thomas Birch in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

New-York Historical Society
7 works online

Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, New York
Five Landscape Vignettes

Thomas Birch at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, California
An American Ship in Distress

Virtual Museum of Canada
Southeast View of Sedgeley Park, ca.1819

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteThomas Birch in the Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteThomas Birch at CGFA  

Notable SiteThomas Birch at The Athenaeum  
32 works online by Birch

California State University WorldImages Database  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Tennessee Portrait Project
Miniature Portrait of Andrew Jackson

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

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Representation of the US Frigate, Constitution
Representation of the US Frigate, Constitution

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Sleigh Ride
Sleigh Ride

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Thomas Birch: Commodore Perry Leaving the Lawrence for the Niagara
Commodore Perry Leaving the Lawrence for the Niagara

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