The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 71, July 1967 - April, 1968 Page: 634
Southwestern Historical Quarterly
of Styles (Germany and France in the paint mixture); Politics and
Portraits-Beyond Our Borders (to be able to include a painting of
the Battle of San Jacinto and a painter of the hero of that battle);
Artist-Reporters on Excursions into Texas (including prints and the
fine soldier-artists of the various boundary surveys) ; Native Artists and
Late-Comers (reversing the trend as Texans go to Europe to study);
With New Vision-the State as a Patron of the Arts (which should
send every Texan to the State Capitol for a new appreciation of its
To enhance this rich offering, Miss Pinckney indicates further
indefatigable research in her appendix listing of fifteen little-known
artists, necessitating thanks to her from many who must admit
"things I never knew until now," and earning from Bywaters the
comment that her research has brought the list of Texas artists to
a "respectable number with a surprising range of accomplishments."
Two of the little-known artists painted portraits of Sam Houston,
as did at least seven of the artists discussed in more detail. After
all, Houston was a willing subject and was also concerned about his
"image." Only three of the Houston pictures are reproduced; there
are four prints of Stephen F. Austin. The illustrations give glimpses
of Galveston, Brownsville, Fredericksburg, Washington-on-the-Brazos,
and El Paso; but Austin, shown four times, and San Antonio, shown
in twenty-three aspects, were the pictorial spots of nineteenth cen-
University of Texas at Austin LLERENA FRIEND
The Texas Diary, 1835-1838. By Mary Austin Holley. Edited by J. P.
Bryan. Austin (The Humanities Research Center, The Univer-
sity of Texas), 1967. Pp. 149. Illustrations, index. $4.95.
Mary Phelps Austin (1784-1846), widow of Horace Holley, was
at best a brevet Texan. Though she was never a resident of Texas,
her empresario cousin arranged for her to receive a headright-the
law of Coahuila and Texas to the contrary notwithstanding. For
a student of Texas, Mrs. Holley contributed a great deal more than
did a good many of the settlers who obtained their lands in accord-
ance with law. Her five visits resulted in two editions of her book,
Texas (1833, 1836), the two diaries here published for the first time
as a separate, a mass of letters, and a number of poems.
In her second and third visits to Texas (May-June, 1835, and
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Periodical.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 71, July 1967 - April, 1968, periodical, 1968; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117145/m1/700/ocr/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.