STATION OF THE CROSS XII: THE CRUCIFIXION CONSERVATION PROJECT
This 213 year old painting of the Crucifixion is believed to have been brought to the Mission from Mexico in the early 1800's. It was displayed in the Serra Chapel and the Sala for almost 200 years when in 1973 Father Vincent Lloyd Russell commissioned a second, modern, copy painted by William Maldonado to be hung directly over this painting in an attempt to protect it from further damage.
On May 30, 2013 Mission staff and professional painting conservators painstakingly removed the overlying reproduction painting in front of an appreciative audience of about 50 volunteers, parishioners, and visitors to reveal the original work of art for the first time in 40 years.
The Preservation Foundation and Mission team hope to raise the funds needed to repair this historic painting. We thank you for your patience through this fundraising process and hope to begin work as soon as funds become available. We will to keep the public informed of the progress.
Station XII: The Crucifixion, 1800
Station XII: The Crucifixion, William Maldonado, 1973
By mail, download donation form and mail with your gift:
Mission San Juan Capistrano Preservation Funds
26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
For questions, please call Barb Beier at (949) 234-1323 or email email@example.com
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