The life and anecdotes of William Russell Birch, enamel painter / William Russell Birch

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bircwill
Creators:
Birch, William Russell, 1755-1834
Dates:
[ca. 1800]
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3 Items
(on 3 partial microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
"The life and anecdotes of William Russell Birch, enamel painter, " including a list of his copies in enamel of drawings by Sir Joshua Reynolds, the master he studied under, a short detail about enamel painting, the names of purchasers or persons for whom they were painted, his British views, anecdotes upon the loss of his friends, his departure from England for America, William Russell, his friendship with Sir Joshua Reynolds, his Philadelphia views, and a trip to the South. [Original typescript on reel P20, copies on reel 800 & P21. Also on P21 are notes on the history of the autobiography by Albert Rosenthal].

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Enamel painter, miniaturist, engraver, etcher, publisher; Philadelphia, Pa. Born in England.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel P20 (fr. 639-678), P21 (fr. 183-260), and 800 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Reels P21 & 800: Carbon copies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel P20: Original in Pennsylvania Historical Society.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels P20 & P21 microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955. Material on reel 800 lent for microfilming 1974, by the New York Historical Society.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enamel and enameling Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engravers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enamelers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Etchers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miniature painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Russell, William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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