Dated 1460 in the carved staghorn decoration, this is the earliest known dated crossbow in existence. The staghorn is inscribed with the coats of arms of Württemberg and Savoy, referring to the owner, Count Ulr... more
This crossbow is one of the earliest surviving dated examples to include heraldry in its decoration. It was made for Matthias Corvinus (1443–1490), king of Hungary and Bohemia, whose personal coat of arms and t... more
portrait from "Misery's Virtues Whet-stone. Reliquiae Gethinianæ, or, Some remains of the most ingenious and excellent lady, the Lady Grace Gethin ... Being a collection of choice discourses, pleasant spothegmes, and witty sentences, etc. (A Funeral Sermon preach'd on the decease of Grace Lady Gethin ... By Dr. Birch.)"
This image has been taken from scan 000008 from "Misery's Virtues Whet-stone. Reliquiae Gethinianæ, or, Some remains of the most ingenious and excellent lady, the Lady Grace Gethin ... Being a collection of cho... more
Print shows a view of the Schuylkill Bridge at High Street, Philadelphia, with exposed frame structure prior to being enclosed; insert at bottom center shows a view of the bridge as covered. On the left, a man ... more
York-Island, with a view of the seats of Mr. A. Gracie, Mr. Church &c. / drawn, engraved & published by W. Birch, Springland near Bristol, Penns'a.
Print shows view across lake of houses on the far shore, framed by a grape arbor and willow tree.
The capitol at Washington / designed and published by W. Birch, enamel painter, Springland near Bristol, Pennsylv'a.
Print of title page for "The country seats of the United States of North America, with some scenes connected with them" showing an eagle holding a stars and stripes shield above the construction of the two wing... more
Capture of H.B.M. Frigate Macedonian, Capt. J.S. Carden by the U.S. frigate United States, Stephen Decatur, Esqr., Commander / painted by T. Birch, A.C.S.A. & P.A. ; engraved by B. Tanner, A.C.S.A.
Print shows British frigate Macedonian, her masts and sails destroyed, being fired upon by the U.S. frigate United States during the War of 1812.
Print shows a small lighthouse, sailing ships, and buildings, also Navy Point, Fort Tompkins, the Smith Cantonment, and the Pike Cantonment, Sackets Harbor, New York.
Print showing four vignette views on one sheet; upper left, "Franklin Library in 1800", bottom left, "Swedes Church Southwark", upper right, "Pennsylvania Hospital in 1800", and bottom right, "High St. Market H... more
Print shows the Constitution, in the background, firing on the wreckage of the HMS Guerriere, the last remaining mast is falling, in the aftermath of the battle between the two ships.
Print showing rear view of Independence Hall and the area behind with pedestrians and group of four Native Americans walking and sitting on the lawn.
An unfinished house, in Chesnut Street Philadelphia. Built for the late Robert Morris Esqr. / designed & published by W. Birch enamel painter, 1800 ; republished by Desilver 1841.
Print shows a street view of a large house under construction beyond two trees in the foreground; also shows pedestrians and, arriving on the left, a workman carrying a ladder.
High Street, with the First Presbyterian church Philadelphia. Taken down in 1820 / designed & published by W. Birch enamel painter, 1800.
Print shows a street view with the High Street marketplace on the left and the First Presbyterian Church on the right, with pedestrians on the sidewalk and service carts on the cobblestone street.
George Washington and the spy Harvey Birch / designed by T.H. Matteson ; engraved by Charles Burt, N.Y.
Washington (seated at far left with book) and Birch (holding cloth draped over arms) with members of the Wharton family seated or standing around a table, in a scene from The Spy by James Fennimore Cooper.