Original painting by Hugh Bancroft. this artist is credited with having the greatest of patience and strength of purpose in painting animals with absolute truth of detail and setting, part to animal history in the years to come, as many of the animals which were once plentiful are fast becoming extinct, and will soon looking to the past age. In this painting of the beavers, we have one of his most interesting subjects. The sagacity of these animals in providing for future needs, and in the building of their homes and dams is truly remarkable. Their work being mainly accomplished at night, the artist's fidelity to truth in his paintings is again seen in giving a moonlight setting to the "Beavers.