Escorpal de Muerto drawing by Hernando Villa (1881-1952)
Graphite on paper
Frame: 17 1/4" x 14 3/8"
Opening: 11 5/8" x 8 3/4"
Very moving drawing of a Mexican family mourning their loved one by Hernando Villa (1881-1952). There is a title or description on the bottom left. Part of it says Escorpal de Muerto (mourning of the dead). Additional notations are hard to decipher. A signature is not visible.
Villa was a commercial artist and easel painter and best known for his work for the Santa Fe Railway. He was born in Los Angeles and studied at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design. Villa established himself as a commercial artist including a long career with the Santa Fe Railroad. There he created his iconic emblem of the Santa Fe Chief.
In very good vintage condition. MMattF Framed and matted.
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