Art & Art History ETDs
The purpose of this study is to examine the body of reference and source material presently available relative to Spanish Colonial silver in New Mexico, and to apply it specifically to the problem of describing, classifying, and dating the pieces in the Mary Lester Field Collection of Spanish Colonial Silver, University Art Museum of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
A second purpose is to explore the idea that an identifiable provincial style may exist within the general classification of Spanish Colonial silver, especially in relationship to the American Southwest. Critical stylistic analysis will be applied to individual pieces in the collection, within the framework of historical data, to determine whether or not there are enough consistent stylistic differences between those pieces known to have been made in the Mexico City area, and certain examples of unknown origin to justify a distinction between them.
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UNM Department of Art and Art History
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Boylan, Leona Mae. "A Study Of The Mary Lester Field Collection Of Spanish Colonial Silver." (1967). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/arth_etds/111