Mission Church, New Mexico

Description
Thomas Moran etched this view of a mission church in New Mexico in 1881 after a photograph by friend and traveling companion William Henry Jackson (1843–1942). Moran had met Jackson in 1871 on Ferdinand V. Hayden’s Yellowstone expedition, the first government-sponsored survey of that area. Jackson and Moran worked side by side recording views. While Moran’s paintings of the West made his reputation, fewer than one-fifth of his etchings depict Western or Mexican scenes. His signature “TYM” at lower left stands for Thomas “Yellowstone” Moran.
The church shown in this print was replaced by a stone building in the early 20th century, and the San Juan Pueblo recently changed its name to Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo. It lies twenty-five miles north of Santa Fe.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Object Type
roulette
Etching
Date made
1881
Associated Date
1881
graphic artist
Moran, Thomas
photographer
Jackson, William Henry
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
sheet: 43.2 cm x 32.9 cm; 17 in x 12 15/16 in
plate: 20 cm x 30 cm; 7 7/8 in x 11 13/16 in
Associated Place
United States: New Mexico
ID Number
GA*14750
catalog number
14750
accession number
94830
subject
Cultures & Communities
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Religion
Art
Communications
Indians
Ferris Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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