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Primary Object
George Melville Stone
Title/Object Name
California Mission Painting
Oil on Canvas

H – 49 1/2”
W – 30 1/8”

Artifact Descriptions

Painting of a statue of a monk standing in a garden. The monk represented is San Juan de Capistrano, the patron saint of Mission San Juan Capistrano. A plaque at the side of the painting reads: "California Mission Paintings, Oil on Canvas, Painted for the Mission Inn in 1909 by George Melville Stone (1858-1911).”

The Collections Artists & Artisans | George Melville Stone
George melville Stone

Updated: July 19, 2007

ansas born artist George Melville Stone was one of several artists hired by Frank Miller to create artwork for the Mission Inn. His first painting for Miller was a portrait of Miller’s daughter, Allis. Stone created several paintings with a California mission theme. For many years, several of his paintings hung in the Cloister Walk, the area of the hotel commonly known as the Catacombs.

Other artists who created artwork for the Mission Inn included Frank Paul Sauerwein (1871-1910), Arthur Hill Gilbert (1894-1970) and James Edwin McBurney (1868-1955).


Online Links & Resources

Kansas City Public Library

Kansas State Historical Society


  • Hughes, Edan. (2002). Artists in California, 1786-1940. Sacramento, California: Crocker Art Museum.

  • Moore, Barbara. (Ed.). (1998).  Historic Mission Inn.  Riverside:  Friends of the Mission Inn.

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