1873 collaboration between Arthur FitzWilliam Tait (England & New York, 1819-1905) and James M. Hart (New York, 1828-1901). Oil on canvas, 20″ x 30″. Framed in Compound Mitered frame No. 503 + Cap-811 in quartersawn white oak (Dark Medieval Oak stain).
The ogee profile suits the form of the animal. The profile is also very soft in form, suiting the soft light. Another case of finding a balance between the rustic spirit and refinement of the painting.