graphite ; paint -- watercolor ; paper -- unspecified
May 26, 1878
Pencil drawing colored with watercolors on paper. Mounted to paper. Drawing 4 3/4"H x 7 1/8"W. Image of an adobe house with fence. Chickens in foreground. Signed "JHM... 5-26-78... An adobe house- San Antonio Tex." Reads on reverse "$35.00... James Henry Moser". James Henry Moser. Born Whitby, Ontario January 1, 1854. Died Washington, D.C. November 10, 1913. Moser was the original illustrator for the human characters in the Uncle Remus stories of Joel Chandler Harris. Moser was also a Galveston resident in the 1870s. The donor is Moser's grandson.
H. 6.75 x W. 9.25 in (H. 17.15 x W. 23.5 cm)
Place of Origin
San Antonio (Bexar County, Tex.)
Gift to San Jacinto Museum of History from Mary Van den Berge Hill (Mrs. George A. Hill, Jr.).
Caption / Inscription / Signature
"JHM... 5-26-78... An adobe house- San Antonio Tex."
Artisan or Artist
Moser, James Henry.
graphite ; paint ; paper ; drawings ; watercolor painting ; hand colored
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PROCESS hand coloring
May 26, 1878
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