One of the best specimens of Animal painting ever executed in this country. In fact Beard is the "LANDSEER" of America. It is gross humanity portrayed in animal life. Who could fail to laugh at the jolly old goats, with lolling tongue, and whose drunken gait is admirably depicted. As to the rotund form of the bear in the foreground, it is most truthful, and nothing could be nearer to nature than is this picture. It, of course, partakes of the ridiculous, and this artist possesses, it is evident by his works, more genuine fun and a stronger vein of satire than we can find in the whole range of American artists. Our opinion is, that if this work was in England, twenty-four hours would not pass before it became the property of some collector of Art works. We hope yet to see it side by side with the greatest works of England's greatest animal painter; and we feel assured the great artist will not be ashamed of his company. [P. 11.]
The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. Catalogue of American and Foreign Paintings and Sculpture now on Exhibition at the Gallery, Arcade Buildings, Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y. Academy Instituted November 11th, 1862. Incorporated December 4th, 1862. Opened December 23d, 1862. J. Humphrey, Director of Gallery. Buffalo: Printing House of Wheeler, Matthews & Warren, Commercial Advertiser Buildings. 1862.