48 x 60. This renowned work has now taken its place among the masterpieces of art. It has been extensively exhibited in England and America, and everywhere has excited the admiration of all classes--for its excellencies appeal to all tastes. It is one of the ablest of the great painter's many compositions, and has served to confirm his claim as one of the greatest living animal painters. This noble picture passed into the sole possession of the "Cosmopolitan Art Association" in the summer of 1858, at which time the purchase was made, together with the superb engraving of it, on steel, by the late lamented J.S. Patterson. This engraving was the presentation plate to subscribers to the Association for the fifth year--1858-'59, and its extensive circulation has served to advise the people generally of the character of the original work itself, now to be given to the subscribers of this, the sixth year, as one of the premiums. Its value is over three thousand dollars. May it pass into worthy hands% [P. 247; the words "three thousand dollars" appear in italics in the catalogue.]
Catalogue of Premiums. The following valuable Collection of Paintings, Statuary, etc., comprises the Premiums to be given to subscribers.