Mexican Art and the Academy of San Carlos, 1785-1915

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ON October 2, 1843, a decree of reorganization was issued by His Excellency, the Provisional President of the Republic, General Antonio López de Santa Anna. The successful realization of its bold provisions hinged on the availability of much money--as much as the school had spent in Colonial times. This dream became an actuality when Don Javier Echeverría, who was president of the Board of the Academy, became also president of the Governing Board of the National Lottery, and fused the two posts into one on December 16, 1844. After paying all lottery premiums and allotting 3,000 pesos monthly

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