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[Blessing of the Enrequita Mine, dedicated 1859, New Almaden, California]
Edouart, Alexander (1818-1892), British, artist
Date Created and/or Issued
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Bancroft Library
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UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
Honeyman (Robert B., Jr.) - Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material
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Group of men and women, including Spaniards and Mexican laborers, some playing musical instruments, gather around makeshift altar where priest blesses the mine. Women in fine dress, men, a dog, and horses stand in foreground; plume of steam rises at right as group travels up trail; set in hilly landscape.
Supplied title. Signature and date (LL): A. Edouart, S[an] F[rancisco] 1860.
Painting on canvas: oil 76.2 x 122 cm.
BANC PIC 1963.002:1360--FR
California, Northern
Clothing & dress
Rites & ceremonies

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