Thomas Birch

1 portrait

Thomas Birch, by Unknown artist, circa 1735 - NPG 522 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Birch

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
Primary Collection
NPG 522


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  • Thomas Birch (1705-1766), Historian. Sitter in 4 portraits.

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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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