San Gabriel

San Gabriel

This architectural study a set of stairs at the San Gabriel Mission. In the December, 1925 issue of The Key, the monthly magazine for the fraternity Kappa Kappa Gamma, the photograph was reproduced as a halftone and titled: The Cloister Stairway, San Gabriel Mission, Los Angeles, California.

print notes recto: titled and signed in graphite in plate border: 

San Gabriel     Cleora Wheeler; hand-drawn in black ink along lower right margin outside secondary mount album leaf:  #463-Jap.  50¢

From Wikipedia: The Mission San Gabriel Arcángel is a fully functioning Roman Catholic mission and a historic landmark in San Gabriel, California. The settlement was founded by Spaniards of the Franciscan order on “The Feast of the Birth of Mary,” September 8, 1771, as the fourth of what would become 21Spanish missions in California.[10] San Gabriel Arcángel, named after the Archangel Gabriel and often referred to as the “Godmother of the Pueblo of Los Angeles”,[11] was designed byAntonio Cruzado, who hailed from Córdoba, Spain. Cruzado gave the building its strong Moorish architectural influence. The capped buttresses and the tall, narrow windows are unique among the missions of the California chain. (accessed 2018)

San Gabriel

Image Dimensions10.6 x 6.3 cm (shown cropped to plate marks)

Support Dimensions21.0 x 15.1 Gampi | 24.5 x 38.0 off-white handmade paper (folded) | 33.0 x 25.0 cm olive-colored cardstock leaf