Monterey Custom House by George Mathis

Monterey Custom House by George Mathis

Monterey Custom House

George Mathis

Title

Monterey Custom House

 
Artist

George Mathis

  1909 - 1977 (biography)
Year
c. 1940  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
11 x 14 1/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
titled in pencil 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy cream/gray wove 
State
published 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
15205 
Price
$275.00 
Description

This lithograph by George Mathis depicts the Monterey Custom House in Monterey, California. The Custom House, originally built of stone and adobe by the Spanish in 1827, was replaced in 1841 by this structure designed by Thomas O. Larkin. Its purpose was to register all imported cargo of trading vessels. The building was claimed by the US after the Battle of Monterey on July 7, 1846, and is currently within the Monterey Historic Park.

George Mathis went on to work as an illustrator within the aerospace industry, illustrating both the Gemini and Apollo missions.

For more information on the artist see our biography link above.