Monday, August 13, 2012

The Derr "Faux Bois" Plot

Fence along west side of Derr plot
San Antonio has several examples of the work of Mexican artist Dionicio Rodríguez in the style of "faux bois" (from the French for false wood); however, this gravestone and plot in San Antonio's Cemetery #1 date to 1904, many years before Rodriguez came to the United States from Mexico in the 1920's.

Wilhemina Derr Gravestone


BORN May 23, 1832
DIED March 23, 1904

Southern fence wall of the Derr plot

Sadly, this unique plot is now overgrown and neglected with numerous volunteer shrubs and trees crowding the space.


  1. See above - "this gravestone and plot in San Antonio's Cemetery #1" located in San Antonio's Historic City Cemeteries east of downtown.