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
Date made
1881
Associated Date
1881
graphic artist
Moran, Thomas
photographer
Jackson, William Henry
Associated Place
United States: New Mexico
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
ID Number
GA.14750
catalog number
14750
accession number
94830
subject
Indians
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
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Religion
Communications
Art
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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