Painting Collection


Mission San Juan Capistrano’s museum collection includes paintings ranging in date from the 18th to the 20th centuries. The paintings help to tell the story of the history and culture here.

This is only a partial listing of Mission San Juan Capistrano’s painting collection.

Collection Highlights:

Station of the Cross XII
Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Station of the Cross XII Conservation Project included finding a 214 year old painting hidden in Serra Chapel for more than 40 years.  When conservators lifted the painting from the wall, they found a Los Angeles newspaper from April 13, 1922 hidden beneath.  Conservators also discovered the signature of the original artist, Jose Francisco Zervin.  With private funding support, the project is now completed, and the historic painting is on display in the Serra Chapel.

Station of the Cross - After

Station of the Cross XII, 1800


The Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed - After

The Immaculate Conception circa 1700s

Artist unknown
c. 18th century
Oil on canvas