Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (American, 1819-1905)
Signed and dated "A.F. Tait/...82" lower right, inscribed, signed and dated "N.L./A.F. Tait/1882" on the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (17.0 x 26.5 cm),in a period frame.
Condition: Fine craquelure.
Literature: Warder H. Cadbury and Henry F. Marsh, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, Artist in the Adirondacks (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1986),p. 260.
N.B. This painting corresponds to catalog number 82.17 in the Checklist of His Works compiled by Henry F. Marsh, presented in Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, Artist in the Adirondacks. The entry records the artist's note, "Ducks Sunning 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 Peter Brett Paid $25.00."
Framed dimensions are 10 x 13 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches.
Artist identified on a presentation plaque.
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