CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - An oil painting depicting a battle
scene in the Texas revolution has been found in a Weston banker's
home and will be sold at auction next month.
The painting by H.A. McArdle shows the Battle of San Jacinto,
where the surrender of hundreds of Mexican soldiers sealed Texas'
independence on April 21, 1836.
A larger depiction of the battle completed by McArdle in 1898 is
in the Senate chamber of the Texas Capitol in Austin.
McArdle was commissioned to work on a smaller version in 1901
but kept the artwork. He died in 1908 and his widow returned to her
native West Virginia. The Charleston Gazette reports the painting
was found in the attic of descendants George and Betty Bland of
The newspaper says the painting will go on auction on Nov. 20 in
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