Thomas Birch was the son of the prominent enamelist and miniaturist, William Russell Birch. They immigrated together to Philadelphia in 1794 and established the engraving firm William Birch & Son. American artist Thomas Cole commented on Birch’s proficiency as a landscape painter, praising his use of glazes. Birch is best known for his scenes of marine battles painted during the War of 1812.
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