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    Henry A. McArdle Group including: Henry McArdle Autograph Document Twice Signed. One page, 19" x 6". Handwritten, in pencil. A key to the painting The Battle of San Jacinto (1895) listing the Texans and Mexicans portrayed. Both signatures are located along the top margin. Some prominent figures in the painting are Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas, Thomas J. Rusk, a general during San Jacinto and the first Texas Secretary of War, Sam Houston, Erastus "Deaf" Smith, Juan Nepomuceno Almonte, and Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. The original painting is hanging in the Senate Chamber in the Texas Capitol along with another McArdle painting, Dawn at the Alamo. [and:] Portrait of an Unknown Man. Untitled, 7.25" x 9.25". Drawing of a man by the artist Henry A. McArdle, whose name appears at the bottom right. The man is sporting long sideburns and wears a frock coat, white high-collared shirt, and scarf. Repair work is present on the back; edges are torn are taped. [and:] Albumen Photograph of Dawn at the Alamo. 8.5" x 5.25". In his famous painting, McArdle is attempting to capture the entire battle on one canvas. He intentionally made William Travis, James Bowie, and David Crockett prominent within the chaos. [and:] Key to the Painting Dawn at the Alamo. 22" x 2.5", printed. Folded and torn along the edges.

    Henry Arthur McArdle (1836-1908) was born in Belfast, Ireland, and immigrated to the United States with his aunt at the age of 14 following the death of his parents. During the Civil War, he served first as a draftsman in the Confederate Navy and later drew maps for Robert E. Lee. McArdle settled in Texas following the war and taught art at Baylor Female College. Along with Dawn at the Alamo and The Battle of San Jacinto, McArdle is known for a portrait of Sam Houston (1902) and The Settlement of Austin's Colony (1875).

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