Mission, San Fernando, retablo, King Ferdinand, Tom Jewett, photo

Mission 12, San Fernando Rey de Espa

San Fernando, CA

Retablo Detail -- In an extremely ornate baroque style, San Fernando (King Ferdinand III of Castile) is shown with both royal emblems and armor representing his victory over the Moors in Spain. His head is surrounded by the Holy Trinity. (This is not the King Ferdinand who commissioned Columbus' voyage!) Photo by Tom Jewett. Photo © copyright by Robert Hansen.