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William Russell Birch (1755 - 1834)
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF AMBASSADOR J. WILLIAM MIDDENDORF II
WILLIAM RUSSELL BIRCH (1755-1834)

A miniature portrait of Bishop William White (1748-1836)

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WILLIAM RUSSELL BIRCH (1755-1834) A miniature portrait of Bishop William White (1748-1836) enameled copper 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in. (oval) 5 x 4 in. (overall)
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Freeman's, Philadelphia, 15 November 2017, lot 160

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William White, of Philadelphia, was the first and fourth Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States. He was also the first bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. He served as a Bishop from 1787 until his death in 1836. For a nearly identical example, see Smithsonian American Art Museum, acc. 1951.3.2.

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