Thomas Birch (1779-1851), son of artist William Birch, distinguished himself as a prolific painter of marine views and ship portraiture. He achieved early success with his depictions of American naval engagements of the War of 1812. He enjoyed a long career, exhibiting regularly at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for forty years.
30" x 25"
Oil on canvas; gilt frame
General Collection, Museum Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia