Brook Trout Fishing

Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905) Artist
1862 Date:
Charles Parsons (1821-1910) Engraver
Currier & Ives, New York City Publisher
Nathaniel Currier (1813-1888) and James Merritt Ives (1824-1895), New York, NY Printer
Color lithograph on paper Medium
21 5/8 H x 29 7/8 W Dimensions
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 Inscription
Bequest of Milton Alexander Credit
1975.12.2 Accession number
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. Additional comments

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