Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
Early in the year 1848, the directory procured and placed in the hands of Mr. Alfred Jones, to be engraved for the members, a picture by Mr. James H. Beard, called "The Poor Relations." The Story is told by Dogs: and the stare of surprise and contempt with which the ill-fed slut is received by her fat and well-housed sister, presents the idea to us as forcibly as if the human countenence had been employed to teach us the lesson. The engraving is executed in the mixed style, now used with great success in England to multiply the works of Edwin Landseer and other eminent artists. A copy has been furnished to each member for 1848. [P. 5.]
Vol. 1, No. 1. May. Published Monthly. Price a half dime. Record of the Western Art-Union, containing the Plan, List of Officers, and a Descriptive Catalogue of the Paintings, and other Works of Art, now on exhibition in the Gallery of the Western Art-Union. Cincinnati: 1849. Printed at the Daily Times Office.