Richard E. Fuller Travel Slides: Art and Architecture of Mexico

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Title

Richard E. Fuller Travel Slides: Art and Architecture of Mexico

Subject

Architecture--Mexico--Photographs
Church buildings--Mexico--Photographs
Pyramids--Mexico--Photographs

Description

Dr. Richard E. Fuller (1897-1976), Director of the Seattle Art Museum from 1933-1973, made an array of personal excursions to Mexico between 1944 and 1948. These were in addition to the research trips he was also carrying out at that time as Chairman of the U.S. Committee for the Study of Parícutin Volcano. Over the course of his travels, Fuller took numerous photographs of Mexican architecture and sculpture, which he later had transferred to glass slides. This collection documents several historic Toltec sites, detailed interiors and exteriors of many Colonial Period buildings, various monuments, civic structures, and works of art, and other rural and urban scenes of early 20th century Mexico.

Creator

Fuller, Richard E. (Richard Eugene), 1897-1976

Publisher

Seattle Art Museum Libraries

Date

1944-1948

Contributor

Jessica Robbins

Format

application / tiff

Language

Spanish, Latin

Type

image

Date Created

March 20, 2019

Extent

150 images

Medium

slide

Collection Items

Cuernavaca, cathedral, North side showing the crenelated parapet and doorway
Fuller's complete label reads: "Arch. Mexico: Cuernavaca, Cathedral. Early Franciscan, 1529. North side showing the crenellated[sic] parapet and doorway."

Cuernavaca, cathedral, Northeast façade of the cloister
Fuller's complete label reads: "Arch. Mexico: Cuernavaca, Cathedral, Northeast façade of the cloister. Early Franciscan 1529."

Cuernavaca, Church of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe
Fuller's complete label reads: "Arch. Mexico: Cuernavaca. Church of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, midde[sic] 18th cent."

Cuernavaca, archway with the tip of the dome of Church of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe showing
Fuller's complete label reads: "Arch. Mexico: Cuernavaca. Looking through an archway with the tip of the dome of Church Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe showing."

Taxco, church of San Sebastían and Santa Prisca, front façade
Fuller's complete label reads: "Arch. Mexico: Taxco, church of San Sebastian and Santa Prisca – Façade, front. 1751-1758 Baroque."

Guadalajara, Governor's Palace, front view
Fuller's complete label reads: "Arch. Mexico: Guadalajara, Governor’s Palace – front view, 1643 A.D. Churrigueresque blended with Rococo."

Guadalajara, Governor's Palace dating from Colonial times
Fuller's complete label reads: "Arch. Mexico: Guadalajara Governor’s palace dating from colonial times. 1643 AD." Note the historic 'Edificio Mercantil' (Mercantile Building) at left, which has since been demolished.

Guadalajara, Governor's Palace, side view
Fuller's complete label reads: "Arch. Mexico: Guadalajara, Governor’s Palace – side view. 1643 AD."

Guadalajara, dome of Governor's Palace, left
Fuller's complete label reads: "Arch. Mexico: Guadalajara. Dome of Governor’s palace – left. One of towers of the Cathedral on the right with a glimpse of its dome."

Guadalajara, Cathedral, view showing one of the towers and dome
Fuller's complete label reads: "Arch. Mexico: Guadalajara. Cathedral – view showing one of the towers and the dome begun 1571 (1908) restored."
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