Front View of the Mission Chapel of San Jose, 5 Miles from San Antonio, Texas, November 1848, from Sketchbook

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Artist: Seth Eastman, American, 1808-1875
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Graphite on paper
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Gift of the Pearl Brewing Company
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One of the first places that Eastman drew in San Antonio was Mission San Jose. Attracted by its ornate facade, carved doors, dome, and tower, Eastman visited the mission numerous times when passing through San Antonio. Eastman may have sought higher ground on the top of the mission's granary to capture this precise view.


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