William Russell Birch (British/American, 1755-1834)
Commander Thomas MacDonough (17831825), standing, profile to the right, wearing white trousers, blue coat with gold buttons, piping and epaulettes, white frilled chemise and black stock, the hilt of his sword at his right hand.
Watercolour and ink on paper, signed on the obverse and dated W. Birch. ptr/ 1814/ Com. Thomas Macdonough. U.S.S.Saratoga/ 1814, gilt-wood frame.
Rectangular, 117mm (4 5/8in) high
Provenance: The Elizabeth L. Maurier Collection