Church, Virginia City by Esther Bruton

Church, Virginia City by Esther Bruton

Church, Virginia City

Esther Bruton

Title

Church, Virginia City

 
Artist

Esther Bruton

  1896 - 1992 (biography)
Year
c. 1935  
Technique
charcoal drawing 
Image Size
17 x 18 15/16" image and paper size 
Signature
pencil, lower left 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Hammermill Bond watermarked vellum 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
19146 
Price
$900.00 
Description
A charcoal drawing by California artist Esther Bruton of Saint Mary's in the Mountains Church in Virginia City, Nevada. The Catholic Church was built in the late 1870s, after Virginia City burnt in the "Great Fire" of 1875, during the heyday of the Comstock Lode silver mining mania. The belltower has a 2,264 pound churchbell with a 100 pound clapper. It was retrofitted in 2009.