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Lee, V.H. Attractive Original Signed Watercolour Titled: "Conception Mission, San Antonio, Texas." San Antonio, Texas, 1945?



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Watercolour on paper ca. 23 x 30 cm (9 x 12 inches). Captioned in pencil. Recently matted watercolour in very good condition.

A well executed and atmospheric watercolour of this San Antonio landmark. A very faint "45" can be seen to the right of the signature. "Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña (also Mission Concepcion) was established in 1716 as Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de los Hainais in East Texas. It was originally meant to be a base for converting the Hasinai. The mission was moved in 1731 to San Antonio. After its relocation most of the people in the mission were Pajalats who spoke a Coahuiltecan language. Founded by Franciscan friars, this is the best preserved of the Texas missions.

The Battle of Concepción was fought here on October 28, 1835 between Mexican troops under Colonel Domingo Ugartechea and Texan insurgents led by James Bowie and James Fannin. The 30-minute engagement, is described as "the first major engagement of the Texas Revolution" by historian J.R. Edmondson"(Wikipedia).

Item #MC23
Price: $850.00