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Dawn at the Alamo is the second version of this monumental painting; the original perished in the 1881 fire that destroyed the limestone Capitol. The painting measures over eight feet tall by thirteen feet wide and hangs in the Senate Chamber. The artist conducted exhaustive research although the painting does not depict absolute historical fact. McArdle prided himself on the realistic grimaces and determined scowls of the soldiers from both armies.
Artist: Henry Arthur McArdle (1836-1908)
Date: 1905
Medium: Oil on Canvas
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