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The Surrender of Santa Anna has been on display in the South Foyer of the Capitol since 1891. It depicts the morning of April 22, 1836, the day after Texas' victory over Mexico at the Battle of San Jacinto. It shows captured Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna wearing the uniform of a private soldier in an attempt to escape. Texas General Sam Houston, wounded in the battle, rests on a blanket under an oak tree with captured Mexican battle flags. The painting depicts over thirty other historical figures.
Artist: William Henry Huddle (1847-1892)
Date: 1886
Medium: Oil on Canvas