C O L L E C T I O N
21 CALIFORNIA MISSION PAINTINGS
The California missions were founded by the Spanish missionaries who visited the area in the 1700's. Starting in 1769, 21 missions were built along the length of California, from San Diego to Sonoma in this new land of California. They were built approx. 30 miles apart, about one days journey by horseback, all along Highway 101 and near the El Camino Real. The first seven California missions were founded by Father Junipero Serra. The remaining were founded by his followers.
These commissioned paintings were thoroughly researched and created by the artist Ted Emiston, a self-taught San Juan Batista artist. Ted traveled the mission trail for two years as he studied the history of each mission and experienced the land and structure of each site before putting brush to canvas. The paintings reflect the setting that most closely resembles their appearance at the time of their original construction.
The California Mission Paintings are listed here in the order of their completion.
This unusual and treasured collection of the 21 California Mission Paintings is now available for purchase.
Each oil painting is 18 x 24 and is framed in a 4" gold frame measuring 26 x 32 with a brass plate indicating mission name and founding year.
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SAN DIEGO DE ALCALA - 1st Mission San Diego, California
SAN CARLOS BORROMEO DE CARMELO - 2nd Mission Carmel, California
SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA - 3rd mission Jolon, California
SAN GABRIEL ARCANGEL - 4th mission San Gabriel, California
SAN LUIS OBISPO DE TOLOSA - 5th mission San Luis Obispo, California
SAN FRANCISCO DE ASIS, MISSION DOLORES - 6th mission San Francisco, California
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - 7th mission San Juan Capistrano, California
SANTA CLARA DE ASIS - 8th mission Santa Clara, California
SAN JOSE - 9th mission San Jose, California
SAN BUENAVENTURA - 10th mission Ventura, California
SANTA BARBARA - 11th mission Santa Barbara, California
LA PURISIMA CONCEPTION - 12th mission Lompoc, California
SANTA CRUZ - 13th mission Santa Cruz, California
NUESTRA SENORA DE LA SOLEDAD - 14th mission Soledad, California
SAN JUAN BATISTA - 15th mission San Juan Batista, California
SAN MIGUEL ARCANGEL - 16th mission San Miguel, California
SAN FERNANDO REY DE ESPANA - 17th mission Mission Hills, San Fernando Valley, California
SAN LUIS REY DE FRANCIA - 18th mission Oceanside, California
SANTA INEZ - 19th mission Solvang, California
SAN RAFAEL ARCANGEL - 20th mission San Rafael, California
SAN FRANCISCO DE SOLANO - 21st mission Sonoma, California