The subject of this picture is one of BEARD's most fantastic flights of fancy. He presumes some such a scene to have filled the brain of a sleeping fox hunter, who, tired out with a hard day's run, has sought for rest in the arms of Morpheus; but sleeping or waking the chase is ever present to his mind. Imps riding winged horses after flying hounds and fox, and the very rocks assuming the form of a human head, with a wide and gaping mouth which is ready to receive the fox into its jaws, and so spoil the sport. In works of this class Mr. BEARD stands alone, and some day will take his proper rank among the eminent artists on the continent of Europe. [P. 16.]
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.