A well known and highly praised work--one of Mrs. Spencer's best. The engraving prefacing this number of the "Journal" will give some idea of the character of this fine painting. It is inimitably humorous, and a perfect triumph of "rendering of the life." It will prove one of the popular among the premiums. [P. 57; illustration noted in this commentary is not included in the copy of the catalogue indexed.]
Catalogue of Premiums. The following large and valuable Collection of Paintings, Statuary, Bronzes, &c., comprises the premiums to be awarded to the subscribers of the Cosmopolitan Art Association whose subscriptions are received previous to the 28th of January, 1858, at which time the Annual Award will be made.