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 Seekers of the Seven Cities of Gold, Francisco de Coronado in the Chiricahuas, Summer, 1541

 48 by 62 inches Oil on canvas 

Jim Carson art
 #13314 

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    Event History :
  • 2016 December Auction (sold $2,750)
  • 2015 August Auction (NS)
Signed l/l: © Carson 2012
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Jim Carson, Seekers of the Seven Cities of Gold, Francisco de Coronado in the Chiricahuas, Summer, 1541 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado (1510-1554) was a Spanish conquistador, who explored the southwestern North American continent between 1540 and 1542. Coronado had been told of a city of vast wealth, a golden city called Cibola that stood on a high hill in the Chiricahua Mountains. He assembled an expedition and invested large sums of his own money to mount this expedition, which included women (wives of some of the soldiers), monks, and several Indian guides. Crossing the Chiricahuas proved all but impossible, and when the expedition finally succeeded, they were met with a crushing disappointment. Cibola was nothing like the great golden city that had been described to them.  

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