Mission Dolores, Looking Towards San Francisco
Two items in the Dougal collection were assigned number 16 by the library. One (16a) is of the front of Mission Dolores. The other (16b, view over Mission Dolores towards San Francisco) was drawn the same day, and was formerly framed. These are reproduced as plates 23 and 24 of "Off for California; the letters, log and sketches of William H. Dougal, gold rush artist", edited by Frank M. Stanger (1949).Content/DescriptionView from hill, later called Liberty Hill, looking north east across…
[Dance of native Californians at San Francisco de Assis Mission, California]
Group of Indians holding spears and wearing native dress dance in front of large gathering in yard before Mission Dolores; church façade and other buildings in background.Handwritten title (LC, on mount): Danse des Californiens. Date based on Otto von Kotzebue Expedition visit to California in 1816. Inscriptions in French.