Brook Trout Fishing

Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905)
Date: 1862
Engraver: Charles Parsons (1821-1910)
Printer: Nathaniel Currier (1813-1888) and James Merritt Ives (1824-1895), New York, NY
Publisher / Location: Currier & Ives, New York City
Medium: Color lithograph on paper
Dimensions: 21 5/8 H x 29 7/8 W
Inscription: Printed lower left: PAINTED BY A.F. TAIT. ON STONE BY CH. PARSONS; center: Entered according to Act of Congress AD 1862 by Currier & Ives in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of N.Y.; lower right: LITH. BY CURRIER & IVES; lower margin, center: BROOK TROUT FISHING / 'An Anxious Moment' / NEW YORK PUBLISHED BY CURRIER & IVES 152 NASSAU STREET
Credit: Bequest of Milton Alexander
Accession Number: 1975.12.2
Comments: Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905) was a British-born artist who, in a dozen years, produced over forty works for Currier & Ives. His most famous images are those of hunting, camping, wingshooting, and fishing. In fact, it was Tait's still life of a brook trout that first attracted Ives's attention. Ives later commissioned a more elaborate version, the American Speckled Brook Trout, whose colorful marvels are rarely seen reprinted in books.