Landscapes of a Mexico that isn’t coming back. José María Velasco, painter. Living from 1840 to 1912, he studied at the Academy of San Carlos. Exhibited at the Paris Universal Exposition in 1889.

“Los volcanes, Valle de México,” 1905. Mexican. Oil on board. Signed “Velasco” and dated “México 1905” on the lower right. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/impressionist-modern-art-day-sale/los-volcanes-valle-de-mexico

“Hacienda de San Antonio Coapa.” Undated. Mexican. Image source: taringa.net. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:San_Antonio_Coapa.jpg
“The Valley of Mexico (Valle de México),” 1877. Mexican. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Museo Nacional de Arte, INBA, Mexico City. Image: Steven Zucker. Cc0 License 2.0. via https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-americas/latin-america-after-independence
“Valley of Mexico seen from the Cerro de Guadalupe”. 1905. Mexican. Collections of the CDMX Government. Image source: Wikimedia Common. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://mymodernmet.com/es/jose-maria-velasco/