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Interior of Mexico

Carl Nebel (AKA Carlos Nebel), German, (March 18, 1805–Jue 4, 1855)

Creation date: after 1836
Creation place: Mexico

Other Information

Type: Lithograph
Medium and Support: Lithograph
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. E. A. Fairchild
Accession Number: 1941.6.d
Dimensions: 8 3/4 in. x 13 1/8 in. (33.34 cm x 22.23 cm)
Currently on view


Mrs. E. A. Fairchild, ( - February 1941)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (February 1941 - )

Label Copy

Carl Nebel
German 1805–1855
Interior of Mexico
from Voyage pittoresque et archéologique dans
la partie la plus intéressante du Méxique
Lithograph by Jean-Baptiste Arnout, 1836
In this image the artist vividly captures the diverse social
strata of Mexican society as well as the architectural splendor
of Mexico City’s Zócalo. The Sagrario chapel, adjacent to the
Catedral Metropolitana, is a quintessential example of an
extravagant Baroque style known as Mexican Churrigueresque
that was heavily influenced by the unique ornamentation
associated with Spanish Baroque architecture. This type of
ornate architecture was widespread throughout the new
Republic. Although working within a neoclassical tradition,
Nebel renders the urban environment of Mexico
City as a true observer. He captures in minute detail
the remarkable grandeur, liveliness, and fortitude of the new
Mexican Republic.
Gift of Mrs. E. A. Fairchild, 1941.6.d
Last Updated: 10/17/2022


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Romantic Views: Mexico at the Turn of the Century , 3/7/2015 - 8/16/2015


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