This might seem like a repeat post, but it's not. Taylor Tilery (1930 - 1941) made a number of different murals depicting Missions, and Santa Barbara Mission was featured more than once. This mural looks at the Mission from a different perspective, and the design is somewhat more dramatic, with more contrast.
The silk-screened tiles are shown on page 158 of the California Tile, The Golden Era 1910-1940 (vol. 2) as well as on page 257 of the Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region 6. Both panels in the books feature six tiles, not just four.
The tiles are generally in good condition. One of the tiles has a small chip in the corner, and all have crackling in the glaze.
- Dimensions: 12" x 12" (not including the wooden edge), four 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" tiles
- Acquired: Charlottesville, Virginia, December 2013