A. F. Tait (Alfred Fitzgerald) was born in 1819 in London, England. Tait taught himself to paint by copying works in the Royal Academy.
While still living in London he also painted with an Indian painter named George Catlin who brought a traveling Indian Gallery to England. He moved to New York City in 1850 to pursue his career in painting wildlife, hunting and sporting art. Tait's works were popularized through thousand of Currier & Ives prints. He died in 1905.
This painting is an original oil on canvas painting by A.F. Tait signed lower right. The painting of chickens in a barn in an ornate frame measuring 16 x 21.
Chicken in a Barn by A. F. Tait