McArdle painting recognized in W VA attic

A 1901 painting by H.A. McArdle depicting the Battle of San Jacinto was found in the attic of a Weston, West Virginia home. Jon Buell, the artist’s great great grandson, contacted Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas, where the piece is expected to bring $100,000 or more on Nov. 20. A mural of the same subject by McArdle completed in 1898, hangs in the Senate chamber of the Texas Capitol in Austin. Another McArdle mural, "Dawn at the Alamo," also hangs in the Senate chamber, while "The Settlement of Austin’s Colony" is on display in the chamber of the Texas House of Representatives.

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