Woodland scene – five small yellow chicks nestled in grass near a rock. Companion to The Cares of a Family (2004.D03.269 FAC #815)
Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait immigrated to New York in 1850, from Liverpool, England. A fine artist and scholar, he split his time between his studio in New York and a cabin on Long Lake in the Adirondacks. His work captures the essence of sporting life and the great outdoors. Tait created several paintings of birds and animal families that were reproduced as lithographs by Currier & Ives. The Infant Brood, an image of five baby chicks gathered next to and on top of a rock, closely resembles original paintings by Tait that are in the collection of the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.