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Adela Breton: A Victorian Artist Amid Mexico's Ruins

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Adela Breton (1849-1923) was a Victorian gentlewoman whose parents supported her education and artistic training. Anthropology and the "new" science of geology appealed to her father and soon captured her own interest. After her father's death in 1887, Adela began a lifetime of travel, exploring past cultures and landscapes. Often camping or staying in small villages, accompanied only by her Indian guide and companion, she created a pictorial account of the Mexican countryside in the 1890s.

Famed archaeologist and fellow Briton Alfred P. Maudslay, aware of Adela's talents, asked her to return to Mexico and check his copies of the murals at the ruins of Chichén Itzá in the jungles of the Yucatán. This was the turning point in her career that would lead to international recognition as an archaeological copyist, researcher, and interpreter of the rapidly disappearing painted walls of ancient Mexico. Today her artwork is the only detailed color record of many aspects of the Pre-Columbian past.

When the Mexican Revolution of 1910 ended her travels to Mexico, she turned her inquiring mind to linguistics and began her study and copying of rare colonial-era documents. Mary McVicker writes of Adela Breton, her independence from the strictures of Victorian life, her career as a pioneering artist-archaeologist, and the enduring significance of her work.

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Adela Breton (1849-1923) was a Victorian women whose interest in geology, anthropology and art eventually led her to become an archaeological copyist, researcher and interpreter of the painted walls of ancient Mexico. Today her artwork is the only detailed color record of many aspects of the pre-Columbian past. In this biography, McVicker describes Breton's independence from the strictures of Victorian life, her career as a pioneering artist-archaeologist, and the enduring significance of her work.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Adela Breton (1849-1923) was a Victorian women whose interest in geology, anthropology and art eventually led her to become an archaeological copyist, researcher and interpreter of the painted walls of ancient Mexico. Today her artwork is the only detailed color record of many aspects of the pre-Columbian past. In this biography, McVicker describes Breton's independence from the strictures of Victorian life, her career as a pioneering artist-archaeologist, and the enduring significance of her work. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The life and work of the adventurous Victorian gentlewoman who became internationally recognized for her paintings of Pre-Columbian sites and images.

About the Author

Mary F. McVicker holds degrees in finance and law, writes extensively on small business, and is a published author of books for young adolescents. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826336781
Author:
Mcvicker, Mary F.
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Author:
McVicker, Mary F.
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities.
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Subject:
Anthropology
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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