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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


of the topmost group of figures.

            But to briefly sum up all

you have in this design all

the historical and artistic elements brought

together in such an effective

and truthful combination

as to produce a grand composition.

            I now am allowing for

the fact that the photo. is from

what may only be termed a rough

sketch. But when each figure

has been carefully placed on

the canvas, and carefully drawn

from the models, and all

accessories and details carefully

and realistically worked up

Then the grandeur of your

composition and conception

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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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