FRAMED IMAGE OF COURTHOUSE IN O’QUINN, TEXAS FROM THE RAY RICHEY COLLECTION

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Framed image of Lafayette County courthouse in LaGrange, Texas.  The structure seen here is the fourth incarnation of the building.  It was first built in 1838, renovated in 1848, more improvements were made in 1857, and finally a complete rebuild in 1891.  The architect for the final and current installment was James Riley Gordon, and construction was completed by Martin, Bryne, and Johnston.  Gordon designed the building in his signature Romanesque Revival style also incorporating stones and materials natural to the area.  Most of the building’s exterior is blue sandstone with alternating white limestone framed in red Pecos stone and columns constructed from pink Burnet granite.

The image measures 9 ¼’” long and 7 6/16” wide.  There are three men standing on the third-floor balcony overlooking the property.  At the forefront of the structure is a monument erected by the state of Texas.  The monument is in memoriam for the soldiers that perished in the Dawson Massacre and Black Bean Lottery under Captain N.H Dawson at the Battle of Salado in September of 1842.  Known as the Dawson Monument, it was placed in 1884 prior to the final incarnation of the current courthouse.

The image is matted on cardboard with water damage on the right side of the matting. On reverse of the matting is foxing.  A wooden panel measuring 12” by 10” (now in two pieces) secures the image and matting in place.  There are several dark spots on the back of the panel. Three frames house the image under plexiglass.  The outer raised frame is 1 ¾” deep.  There is an inner frame of brown lacquered wood with white, hand painted, floral motifs on all sides.  The final inner frame is gray/blue in color with several nicks.  The overall period frame measures 15 ¾” by 13 ½”.  There are several nicks on the edge of the outer frame as well.  Inner brown frame is in good condition.   On the reverse of the frame are two hook hangers.

A great piece displaying both Texas history and late 19th century architecture, perfect addition to anyone’s collection!  [mk] [ph:L]

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