by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1735
35 3/4 in. x 27 3/4 in. (908 mm x 705 mm)
Transferred from British Museum, 1879
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One of the few known portraits of the historian, Thomas Birch, showing him in the act of writing, with two volumes on the table. It was given to the British Museum at an early date.
More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).
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- Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 21
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 57
Exhibitions and displays
- The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
Until 1 March 2015