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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2673B Boston
September 20, 2013 10:00AMCalender

Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (American, 1819-1905) On the Hills

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2673B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 20, 2013 10:00AM


Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (American, 1819-1905)

On the Hills
Signed and inscribed "A.F. Tait NA/NY 1902" l.r., dated, titled, and inscribed
"(C 1891/ ...A.F. Tait N.A./Ludlow Park/Yonkers./N.Y." on the backing board behind the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 12 x 16 1/4 in. (30.3 x 41.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Varnish inconsistencies, surface grime.

Literature: Warder H. Cadbury and Henry F. Marsh, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait: Artist in the Adirondacks (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1986), p. 315.

N.B. The different dates on the front and back are explained in the notes for the entry in Cadbury's book, referenced above. The work is noted in Tait's Register as being painted "from old Sketch."
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Small paint loss from frame abrasion to l.r. corner that partially obscures the inscription and date beneath the signature. The inscription on the back is on a cardboard backing inserted between the canvas and the stretcher.

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Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, A.F. Tait N.A., Ludlow, H. Cadbury, Henry F. Marsh, University of Delaware Press, Newark