California Missions Painted and Described - Signed 1st Edition10-26006
Lovely collection of mounted illustrations of California Mission Paintings. Bound in a brown suede leatherette hardcover and signed by the author on the limitations page. Beautiful gilt title on cover, 24 color tipped in plates, 1 black & white. Beautifully illustrated book on the history and architecture of California's Missions.
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
1st Edition, 1932
Hardcover, 57 Pages
Publisher: Wetzel Publishing. L.A., Calif.
Condition: Very Good, consistent with age and use
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jessie Van Brunt was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 28, 1864. Van Brunt was a pupil of John LaFarge. Active in California in the early 1930s, she was the illustrator-author of a book entitled California Missions – Painted and Described published in 1932. By 1935 she had returned to Brooklyn. A spinster, she died there on Feb. 28, 1947. Stained glass in: The Little Church Around the Corner (NYC); Mission Inn (Riverside); Pullen House (Skagway, AK); St Martin's Church (Atlin, B.C.); St Andrews Church (Labrador); English Reform Church (Amsterdam).
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