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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