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Memories of San Ildefonso
  • Coy Avon Seward
    1884–1939
    born: Chase, Kansas, United States ; died: Wichita, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Memories of San Ildefonso, 1925
  • lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 221 x 297 mm
  • Collection of Carole Gardner, granddaughter of C. A. Seward
  • Not on display
  • EL2010.001
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
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Exhibition Label:
“C.A. Seward: Artist and Draftsman,” Feb-2010, Kate Meyer
In this nostalgic image, Seward combines views of San Ildefonso Pueblo with a nearby outcropping named Black Mesa shown in the distance, although these sites are not actually viewable from the same location. The large cottonwood tree at the center of the composition is a real part of the pueblo, and the tree now dwarfs the surrounding architecture.