Puertas de Monserrate
"Gates of Monserrate" (caption translation). This lithograph shows one of the main gates into the walled city of Havana. There are horse-drawn carriages (quitrín) being driven by liveried coachmen. The illustration shown here is based on, and is slightly different from, a picture by the same title by the French artist Frédéric Mialhe (1810-c. 1861), also Federico Mialhe, who was a French landscape painter and draughtsman. He went to Cuba on by invitation of the Real Sociedad Patriótica. He designed three sets of lithographs from 1838 to 1854. The publisher, Bernardo May, claimed ownership of this image and sold them under his own name. For a discussion on the image see Emilio Cueto, Mialhe's Colonial Cuba (Miami: The Historical Association of Southern Florida, 1994), p. 84, 86, 87. For a description of the quitrín, see image LCP-15.
"Plate VIII" in Album pintoresco de la isla de Cuba (Havana[?]: B. May y Ca., 1851[?]).
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