Years after the death of Joaquin Murietta (or Murrieta), Nahl painted this picture of the defiant revenger of his and his countrymen's humiliations.

Joaquin Murieta, 1868

Joaquin Murieta, 1868

"The Death of Murieta" -- newspaper illustration by Nahl, 1853

"The Death of Murieta" -- newspaper illustration by Nahl, 1853