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