Part 5, Note 27

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Colorado Citizen, August 20, 1859; Galveston Daily News, June 10, 1866, Pauline A. Pinckney, Painting in Texas (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1967), pp. 141-145 contains a full discussion of the portrait of Houston, with citations to and quotations from original documents which are in private hands and thereby inaccessible. Pinckney, who incorrectly states that Robson's Castle was near Richmond, goes on to report that the state did not buy the picture, prompting Robson himself to purchase it, and that the picture later devolved to the Rosenberg Library at Galveston but was subsequently lost. However, a photograph of it, by which we can judge Behné's considerable talent, does exist.