William Birch - English miniature painter, enameller, and landscape engraver and designer

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William Russell Birch (9 April 1755 – 7 August 1834) was an English miniature painter, enameller, and landscape engraver and designer.

Life

Birch was born in Warwickshire, the son of Anne, née Russell, and physician Thomas Birch. He spent his early childhood in Warwick and was apprenticed to a jeweller, Thomas Jeffreys, and to Sir Joshua Reynolds. He exhibited enamel portraits at the Royal Academy from 1781 to 1794. In 1785, he received a medal from the Royal Society of Arts. As an engraver he is best known in England for his Délices de la Grande Bretagne, consisting of thirty-six plates of ancient buildings in Norwich and elsewhere, published in 1791. After emigrating to Philadelphia in 1794 he made portrait enamels of many people including copies of portraits of George Washington, by Gilbert Stuart. He was the father of Thomas Birch, American portrait and marine painter. His typescript autobiography is held by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. He died in Philadelphia, aged 79.

Works

• The City of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania North America. Philadelphia, 1800
• The Country Seats of the United States, 1808

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THE COUNTRY SEATS OF THE UNITED STATES BY WILLIAM RUSSELL BIRCH
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PICTURE POSTCARD; MOUNT VERNON BY WILLIAM BIRCH REPRO
PICTURE POSTCARD; MOUNT VERNON BY WILLIAM BIRCH  REPRO
WILLIAM BIRCH LEA CARSON SHERK EMILY T. COOPERMAN NEW BOOK
WILLIAM BIRCH LEA CARSON SHERK EMILY T. COOPERMAN NEW BOOK
1939 WILLIAM BIRCH CANE WOOD CURVED LADDER BACK ARM CHAIR DANISH STYLE ENGLAND
1939 WILLIAM BIRCH CANE WOOD CURVED LADDER BACK ARM CHAIR DANISH STYLE ENGLAND
1980S VIEW OF MOUNT VERNON DRAWN BY WILLIAM BIRCH 1801 MOUNT VERNON VA
1980S VIEW OF MOUNT VERNON DRAWN BY WILLIAM BIRCH  1801  MOUNT VERNON VA
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SHAKESPEARE'S TALES BY SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM; BIRCH BEVERLEY
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MOUNT VERNON BY WILLIAM BIRCH 1801 GEORGE WASHINGTON PLANTATION POSTCARD F11
PAIR OF 1788 ENGRAVINGS AFTER S. SHELLEY BY C. TAYLOR AND WILLIAM BIRCH
PAIR OF 1788 ENGRAVINGS AFTER S. SHELLEY BY C. TAYLOR AND WILLIAM BIRCH
DOOLITTLE RAIDER 11 BOMBARDIER WILLIAM BIRCH SIGNED COLOR B 25 POSTCARD
DOOLITTLE RAIDER 11 BOMBARDIER WILLIAM BIRCH SIGNED COLOR B 25 POSTCARD
POSTCARD MOUNT VERNON VIRGINIA WILLIAM BIRCH ART PRINT 1997 POSTED DAVIS CA
POSTCARD MOUNT VERNON VIRGINIA WILLIAM BIRCH ART PRINT 1997 POSTED DAVIS CA
WILLIAM BIRCH JIMMY DOOLITTLE RAIDERS CREW 11 WWII AUTOGRAPH SIGNED COVER ENV.
WILLIAM BIRCH JIMMY DOOLITTLE RAIDERS CREW 11 WWII AUTOGRAPH SIGNED COVER ENV.
MOUNT VERNON GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON ARTIST WILLIAM BIRCH VINTAGE POSTCARDS
MOUNT VERNON GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON ARTIST WILLIAM BIRCH VINTAGE POSTCARDS
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1960 MISS JOY ALLEN HAZEL GROVE MARRIES WILLIAM BIRCH
1960 MISS JOY ALLEN HAZEL GROVE MARRIES WILLIAM BIRCH

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