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Portrait of John Denison Rogers

Thomas Birch (American (born in England), 1779–1851)

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.


Sheet: 11.7 x 9.2 cm (4 5/8 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Graphite and wash on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Bust profile to left. Included in matt is a paper with graphite sketch of a young woman and sail boats, with water color swatches. The paper’s width approximates that of Rogers’ portraits’ height, and is creased in such a manner as to suggest its use as a wrapper or folder for Rogers’ portrait.


On back of frame: Painted by/ Thos Birch/ No 39 Spruce St./ Philadelphia


Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the proposed M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints, 1800-1875; September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik