97: Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait
(New York/England, 1819-1905), Prairie Shooting, signed lower left "A.F. Tait. NY 76" and signed and numbered "65", titled and inscribed "Long Lake Hamilton Co NY" verso, oil on Winsor Newton artist board, 9-1/2 x 12-1/2 in.; fine 19th century 22 kt. gilt wood and composition fluted cove-molding frame, slight warp to artist board, retouch in gentleman's face, small points in dog at right and some in background, flaking, abrasions, grime; frame with wear to surface Private Collection, North Carolina. Reserve: $9,000; Literature: Warder H. Cadbury and Henry F. Marsh, [Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait: Artist in the Adirondacks], Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1986, #76.18 in checklist, p. 237, ill. 237, states: "No. 65  Prairie Shooting, something like No. 64 [76.17] (The Original Sketch for No. 64) 9 x 12…painted for Mr. Bird as pay for loan sent to Snedecor sent off Novr. 27th"