Mission Santa Barbara by Franz Geritz

Mission Santa Barbara by Franz Geritz

Mission Santa Barbara

Franz Geritz

Title

Mission Santa Barbara

 
Artist

Franz Geritz

  1895 - 1945 (biography)
Year
c. 1925  
Technique
color blockprint using metal leaf 
Image Size
3 1/4 x 4 3/16" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white tissue laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21676 
Price
$400.00 
Description
Mission Santa Barbara is a Franciscan Spanish mission founded by Padre Fermin Lasuen in 1786. Due to its size and grandeur, it is known as the "Queen of the Missions," and is a popular tourist destination as well as an attactive landmark for photography and artistic rendering. In the 1920s and '30s when this print was made, the mission's architecture was appealing to the fashionable Art Deco sensibility of the time.