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Adela Breton @ Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

6 August 2016 - 14 May 2017

The remarkable Adela Breton (1849-1923) worked at archaeological sites in Mexico making full-size colour copies of ancient Mexican ruins.
Her copies of the wall paintings in temples and buildings in Chichén Itzá, Teotihuacan and Acancéh are now the only full record of what was there in the 1900s and allow today’s academics to interpret the images and the history they show. They are recognised as of great importance for Mesoamerican studies.
For the first time since the 1940s, the large watercolours will be on display as a celebration of Adela Breton, her art and the art of ancient Mexico in Ancient Mexico in Colour.


6 August 2016
14 May 2017
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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery