There were three paintings contributed for the occasion by Dr. Van Zandt. . . . The next painting which elicited our admiration, . . . might be appropriately termed the "Infuriated Buffalo," for a buffalo convulsed with rage and fury is the main subject of the picture, . . . A dam buffalo is lying dead upon the prairie. She has just received her death wound, and from her left side, from the perforation of a bullet, the blood is fast exuding. She has been deserted by all the herd--all except the calf, . . . and the male buffalo, maddened with anguish and rage, awaiting with despairing fury the arrival of the hunters, ready for death or revenge. The position of the enraged animal--his nostrils expanded, stretched with his laboring breath, his head lowered for the combat, every muscle dilating with nervous power, and his mouth slightly opened as if the terrific roar were escaping from his lung-cells--all were masterly. . . . In the distance, on the track of the buffalos, even the wolves have stopped in their course by the terrific attitude of the furious leader, and look towards him with hungry, coward and snarling visages; while from the mountain cliff which bounds the edge of the prairie, the buzzards are gazing upon the scene, . . . [Pp. 126-127; see entries 02510108 and 02510109 for other works noted in this commentary.]
Report of the Fourth Annual Fair of the St. Louis Agricultural & Mechanical Association, of September, 1859. Prepared by M. Hopewell, M.D. St. Louis: George Knapp & Co., Book and Job Printers. 1860.