The Alamo

Maker and role
Artist: Seth Eastman, American, 1808-1875
Year
1848

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Media/materials
Watercolor on paper
Measurements
5 1/8 x 8 3/4in (13 x 22.2cm)
Credit line
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin in memory of Madeline and John W. Todd
Accession number
1962.2
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Location
Further information
From his sketches, Eastman painted multiple views of the Alamo in watercolor, his preferred medium. Eastman recalled the Battle of the Alamo in his journal: "It was in this building that Travis with his small band of Texian were all massacred by the Mexicans during the Texian revolutions -- David Crockett was one of the numbers...This has been the scene of much bloodshed..."

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