Research Paper On California Missions


Juicio Final (Last Judgment), about 1790.
José Joaquín Esquibel 
Oil on canvas, 98 × 128 ½ in.
The Franciscan Friars at Old Mission San Luis Rey


Mission San Gabriel, about 1832. 
Ferdinand Deppe
Oil on canvas, 27 × 37 in.
Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library

Bateau du Port de San Francisco
(Boat, Port of San Francisco)
, 1822.
Louis Choris 
Color lithograph, 6 ¾ × 10 in.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, gift of Carol L. Valentine


Jeu des Habitans de Californie
(Games of the Inhabitants of California)
, 1822.
Louis Choris
Color lithograph, 7 ¼ × 10 ½ in.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, gift of Carol L. Valentine

India e Indio de Monterey
(Indians of Monterey)
, 1791.
José Cardero
Sepia on paper, 9 ¾ in × 7 in.
Museo Naval de Madrid

La Gloria del Cielo
(The Glory of Heaven)
, 1771-72.
José de Páez
Oil on canvas, 72 ½ × 88 ¾ in.
Mission Carmel, Diocese of Monterey.

Retrat de Fra Juníper Serra
(Portrait of Fr. Junípero Serra) 
, 1790.
Father Francesc Caimari Rotger
Oil on canvas, 72 × 48 in. 
Ayuntamiento de Palma, Mallorca

Chumash Presentation Basket
with Spanish Colonial Coin Designs,
1815–22.
Juana Basilia
Deer grass, Indian rush, sumac,
24 ½ in. diameter, 4 in. height.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

Basketry Bowl, 19th-century
Attributed to Gabrielino/Fernandeño
Deer grass, Indian rush, 16 ½ in. diameter, 5 in. height.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Prayerboard with Liturgy
Written in Spanish and Salinan,
1817 (Side A).
Miguel Pieras
Handwritten ink on paper pasted on wood board
National Anthropological Archives,
Smithsonian Institution, MS 1082.

Prayerboard with Liturgy
Written in Spanish and Salinan,
1817 (Side B).
Miguel Pieras
Handwritten ink on paper pasted on wood board
National Anthropological Archives,
Smithsonian Institution, MS 1082.


Estado general
, 1769.
José de Gálvez
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

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