Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819 – 1905)
Tait was born in Livesey Hall near Liverpool, England. At eight years old, because his father went bankrupt he was sent to live with relatives in Lancaster. It is during that time that he became attached to animals.
Later on, in Manchester, England, Agnew & Zanetti Repository of Art acquired Arthur Tait who began self-learning to paint, as a twelve-year-old boy. His work consisted mostly of reproduced lithography that were exposed for Agnew’s exhibitions. In 1838, he left the Agnew lithography reproduction business to marry.