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Dawn at the Alamo

D.A. Woodward (McArdle's Teacher) to McArdle, August 29, 1889

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D.A. Woodward, August 1889

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it before now.

            I can find no fault


in the composition.


Instead I must congratulate


you on producing such


a grand and truthful con-


ception of that dreadful


event.

            The time of day affords a


magnificent opportunity for


effect of light, heightened


by the torch of Evans I may


say in contrast over a portion


of the group. The figures are


well placed generally but es-


pecially that of Crockett, which


with the connecting figures makes


a splendid composition of itself.


I may also mention that of


Travis and that of Bowie with


other parts of the design especially


the beautiful pyramidal form

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D.A. Woodward (McArdle's Teacher) to McArdle, August 29, 1889, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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