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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


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


            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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