The oldest museum in Los Angeles, the Southwest Museum was founded in 1907 by Charles Fletcher Lummis and members of the Southwest Society, a branch of the Archaeological Institute of America. The museum was located in downtown Los Angeles until 1914, when the doors of the present building opened. Designed by the firm of Sumner Hunt and Silas Burns, the Southwest Museum is now a Los Angeles historic landmark.
Painted by Theodore Gegoux (1850-1931) in Southern California
Oil on canvas, measuring 10 inches by 8 inches, signed by Gégoux and dated in 1925.
Painted from a sketch done on the South Avenue 52 bridge over the Los Angeles River in Highland Park, California.