Mexican War Decalcomania Paintings Collection:
The U.S. War with Mexico, 1846-1848, had tremendous significance not only to the history of Texas, but to the nation as a whole. The origin of this conflict was rooted in a dispute over the southern border of Texas and ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo whereby the Republic of Mexico ceded over half of its territory to the United States including California, New Mexico and most of Arizona. The Battle of Monterrey was fought September 21-24, 1846; the Battle of Mexico City occurred September 8-15, 1847.
Two colorful paintings executed on glass utilizing decalcomania, a technique of decorating glass and ceramics popular in the nineteenth century. Subjects depicted are "Burying the Dead after the Battle of Monterey" and "Battle of Mexico." Paintings are housed in period frames.
Open for research.
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Gift/purchase from Michael Vinson, 2008.
Mexican War Decalcomania Paintings Collection, AR574, Box number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.
Accessioned as number 2011-91 and 2011-92.
The finding aid was written by Brenda S. McClurkin on July 18, 2011. Erin O'Malley prepared special housing for the paintings.
These paintings are extremely fragile. Please handle with care. Wear cotton gloves while handling the paintings.