The Battle of San Jacinto

McArdle's List of Contributors Who Aided Him In Completion of the Painting

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aimed at natural action and


historic truth — which implies the


necessity of models for every portion


of the painting — from the movement and


action of a horse and his rider to the


details of arms and uniforms etc etc

            All this you can see entails a vast


expenditure of time and no inconsider-


able amount of money. For Example


I went to the battle-field last month


to make a thorough study of the ground[.]


I also employed a photographer to


accompany me in order to facilitate


my work, and this is but one of a score


of such items. The mere putting on


of the paint on the canvas is the very


least of my work though the


canvas is fourteen by eight feet


(14 ft X 8 ft)

Respectfully yours

H A McArdle

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