Joseph Pollet Mural
Artists: Joseph PolletView Project in a Separate Window
Medium: oil on canvas
“The Wedding of Ortez and SaOwana–Christmas 1540 was painted by Joseph Pollet and completed and installed in 1939. The mural depicts the feast given by Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto to honor the first recorded Christian marriage in North American, which took place near Pontotoc (Sanders & Cawthon, 1993).
www.wpamurals.com Mississippi Department of Archives and History Todd Sanders and Richard Cawthon, 1993, nomination form for the Pontotoc Historic District, National Register of Historic Places https://www.newdealartregistry.org/
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on January 23, 2013.
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