Photograph of a painted portrait depicting Father Junipero Serra, [s.d.]. Father Serra is pictured seated from his waist up and is turned to the left. He is wearing the dark robes of a Franciscan monk and is mostly bald, except for small tufts of hair around his head. Serra was born on the island of Mallorca on November 24, 1713, and died at Mission San Carlos de Monterey on August 28, 1784. This portrait is from a painting formerly in the College of San Fernando in the City of Mexico, painted in 1773. The picture generally circulated as Father Junipero Serra is the fanciful production of an artist in Mexico after the death of Junipero, the figure being one of a group (posed with their backs to the altar) representing Father Serra receiving the Holy Viaticum.