As the years went by, Nahl realized that the old California that he first encountered during the Gold Rush was passing out of existence. Several of his most ambitious later works attempted to capture the flavor of Spanish and Mexican California.

Sunday Morning in Monterey, 1874

Sunday Morning in Monterey, 1874

Detail, Sunday Morning in Monterey

Detail, Sunday Morning in Monterey

Detail 2, Sunday Morning in Monterey

Detail 2, Sunday Morning in Monterey