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Lot 20Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait
American, 1819-1905
Chicks, 1866
Inscribed indistinctly and dated 1866 on the reverse
Oil on artist's board, within a painted oval
9 x 12 inches
Mrs. George Arden, New York
Sale: Christie's New York, American Paintings from the Collection of Mrs. George Arden, Part I, May 22, 1991, no. 64

Sold for $3,125
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Scattered inpaint into the background. An area of repair and possible fill, roughly 1 1/2 - 2 inches long and 1/4 inch wide at the right edge, center, with associated inpaint. Two more concentrated areas of inpaint above and below. The back of the prepared board appears distressed, with an area of loss to the backing.

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