Artist: Mort Kunstler
Title: Fall of the Alamo, The
Size: 19" x 36"
Edition: Artist Signed and Numbered, Limited Edition to 100
Medium: Giclee on Canvas
About the Art: Determined to regain Mexico’s lost territory in Texas after a mass influx of Americans, President Santa Anna gathered together a mighty army and advanced northward towards San Antonio in the winter of 1835. By late February, he was laying siege to the old Franciscan mission of the Alamo where a small contingent of 187 Texans–including Colonel William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett–had taken refuge. On the morning of March 5th, the Mexicans, under orders from Santa Anna to show no quarter, began their final assault. Retreating from room to room, fighting with swords and bayonets, the Americans were massacred to a man: “Remember the Alamo” became the battle cry of Texans fighting for independence.