Lot 51
  • 51

Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 USD
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Description

  • Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait
  • Hen Quail and Chickens
  • signed AF Tait and dated NY 1865 (lower left);¬†signed A.F. Tait, inscribed Nassisunia, Westchester Co., NY., numbered No. 405, and dated June 1865 (on the reverse)
  • oil on canvas
  • 10 1/4 by 14 inches
  • (26 by 35.6 cm)

Provenance

Sale: Sotheby's, New York, December 3, 1987, lot 78, as Quail and Chicks
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Literature

Warder H. Cadbury and Henry F. Marsh, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait: Artist of the Adirondacks, Newark, Delaware, 1986, no. 65.26, p. 184

Condition

Oil on canvas, canvas is not lined. Surface: In generally good condition aside fro a faint network of craquelure and a small loss at the lower right corner. UNDER UV: There are a few dots of inpainting at extreme edges to address prior frame abrasion.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Catalogue Note

This work is listed as No. 405 in Tait's register as Hen Quail & Chickens. 14 x 10. M. O'Brien Chicago. per Express June 5th. price $110.