Old Church, Ranchos de Taos

Creation date
watercolor on off-white paper
Mark Descriptions
signed in ink, L.L.: Marion L. Patterson
15 1/8 x 22 1/2 in.
Credit line
Gift of Estate of Marion Patterson Beard
Accession number
Not Currently On View

The massive old adobe church at Ranchos de Taos is among the most painted and photographed buildings in the United States.

Beard, a lifelong Indiana resident and art teacher at Vincennes High School, travelled to New Mexico, Mexico and Guatemala in search of subjects which she exhibited annually with the American Watercolor Society in the 1940s.

The artist, Marion Patterson Beard; Estate of Marion Patterson Beard; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1989.
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