Thomas Birch (1779 –1851), was an English-born American artist. He came to America in 1794 and helped his father, William Birch, also an artist, prepare a 29-plate collection of engravings, Birch’s Views of Philadelphia. President John Adams and Vice President Thomas Jefferson subscribed to the series.
Birch was known for his maritime paintings, winter scenes, portraits, naval battles, engravings of city locales, and an unfinished engraving of the U.S. Capitol. His work can be viewed at museums including the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts PAFA, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the U.S. Naval Academy, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.