The Fall of the Alamo by Robert Onderdonk - Limited Edition
Crockett's Last Stand
If so, this is were the image comes from.
In 1901, historian James DeShields commissioned Robert Jenkins Onderdonk to paint "Crockett's last fight." Two years later the artist presented him with what you see here: The Fall of the Alamo.
Onderdonk knew from his research that Crockett and his Tennesseans had been assigned to defend the area between the Alamo Church and the Low Barrack, which was fortified by a wooden palisade.
He also knew that witnesses to the aftermath, Susanna Dickinson, Maria Catanon Villanueva, and Joe (slave of Col. Travis), had reported Crockett's body in that area.
To depict Crockett himself, the artist studied portraits from the 1830s. To stage the scene, he recruited his sons and their friends act it out with period weaponry.
Cinematic is a good word to describe the result.
Onderdonk said he wanted The Fall of the Alamo to, "strike you with force, all at once, and keep your attention to the finish - that is, until you have seen it all and understand it all without words to help."
For Texans, that's exactly what this image of Crockett does. One look and you understand it all, without words to help.
Today, The Fall of the Alamo hangs in the entry hall of the Texas Governor's Mansion.
- 24 by 18 inches
- Limited Edition of 254 copies
- Each is hand-numbered
- Museum Quality Reproduction
The paper is acid free, cold press cotton with an elegant ever so lightly textured finish. This surface allows the inks to 'bite', reproducing the shading and tonality of the original map vividly, beautifully, and exactly.
The inks are guaranteed color-fast for 80 years, which means you won't need to lay out the extra money for UV glass. You can hang your map in direct sun and it will be just as bright when they are passed on to the next generation it is the day it ships.
It's an instant heirloom. Get yours before they're gone...and get one to give to a friend. He'll owe you!
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