Who was she?
Adela Catherine Breton (1849 – June 1923) was an English
archaeological artist and explorer. She made watercolour copies of
the wall paintings of Mexican temples, notably those of the Upper
Temple of Jaguars at Chichen Itza.
Why was she in Bath?
Adela Breton was born in London in 1849 but her family moved to
Bath in 1852 to live at 15, Camden Crescent. She later worked in
Mexico, where she travelled to remote areas to study Maya ruins –
which was quite exceptional for a lady of her time. She died in
Barbados in 1923.
This new plaque was unveiled
on 19th July 2016
by the Chargé d’affaires of the Mexican
Embassy, Minister David Najera .
The text reads
"Adventurer, Archaeologist, Artist
Lived here 1852-1923"
Location map of plaque:
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