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Author McVicker, Mary Frech.

Title Adela Breton [electronic resource] : a Victorian artist amid Mexico's ruins / Mary F. McVicker.

Imprint Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2005.

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 218 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references pages (215-216) and index.
Contents The Bretons of Bath -- Early years -- The freedom of travel -- The grand tour of Mexico -- Painting on the grand tour -- Refining the focus -- Teopancaxco : the art of recording the ruins -- Pablo -- Sorting out -- Chichén Itzá -- Life begins at fifty -- The extraordinary undertaking : the murals in the upper Temple of the Jaguars -- The professionalization of Adela -- Don Alfredo -- The 1902 Congress of Americanists -- Back to work -- Dredging the Cenote -- The passing of Pablo -- Drawing and dredging -- Adela at work -- Acanceh: The palace of the stuccoes -- Study abroad -- A scholar, not a painter -- Organizing an international meeting -- The 1912 Congress of Americanists -- Aftermath -- The manuscript collectors -- The onset of the war -- In search of health -- Home again -- Last travels.
Summary Mary McVicker relates the story of Adela Breton, a Victorian gentlewoman who spent a lifetime of travel, exploring past cultures and landscapes in Mexico. She tells of her independence from the strictures of Victorian life, as well as her career as an artist-archaeologist and the significance of her work.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
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Subject Breton, Adela, 1849-1923 -- Travel -- Mexico.
Breton, Adela, 1849-1923 -- Travel -- Mexico.
Breton, Adela, 1849-1923.
Breton, Adela, 1849-1923.
Breton, Adela.
Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities.
Indian architecture -- Mexico.
Women artists -- Mexico -- Biography.
Mexico -- In art.
Indians in art.
Mexico -- Antiquities.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: McVicker, Mary Frech. Adela Breton. Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2005 0826336787 (DLC) 2005017754 (OCoLC)60705667
ISBN 9780826336804 (electronic bk.)
0826336809 (electronic bk.)