Church at Churubusco

Church at Churubusco

Located in Mexico City, the Capilla de San Diego Churubusco was originally a convent whose main sacred space was first constructed around 1592. ( the year the first Franciscan training house was erected in Churubusco.) Today, this building and others are home to The National Museum of Interventions, created on September 13, 1981 at the request of Prof. Gastón García Cantú, then director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History. The building that houses it, the former convent of Churubusco, was chosen because the battle against the Americans was fought on this site during their intervention in 1847.

Published: “Church at Churubusco” full plate halftone, reversed, in: The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume LXXVI, #1, May, 1908.

Church at Churubusco

Image Dimensions40.9 x 32.6 cm

Print Notes

Recto:  Signed H. Ravell at lower left corner.


December, 2023 from John Moran Auctioneers, Inc. Monrovia, CA: The Collection of Frederick W. Davis: Lot 1281.