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Series of the Conquest of Mexico. Reception of Cortes at Texcoco: Xicohtencatl makes Peace and the Caciques offer Cortes their Daughters
González, Juan; González, Miguel
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Series of the Conquest of Mexico. Reception of Cortes at Texcoco: Xicohtencatl makes Peace and the Caciques offer Cortes their Daughters

1698. Shell work, Oil on canvas mounted on panel, panel. Room B

This panel inlaid with mother-of-pearl executed in New Spain is part of a group of twenty-four pieces that narrate the capture of Mexico. This one depicts the conquistador´s reception in Texcoco and illustrates concepts such as nego¬tiation, agreement, and the confluence of interests between expedition members and locals discontent with Aztec politics.

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Inventory number
P004761
Authors
González, Juan; González, Miguel
Title
Series of the Conquest of Mexico. Reception of Cortes at Texcoco: Xicohtencatl makes Peace and the Caciques offer Cortes their Daughters
Date
1698
Technique
Shell work; Oil
Medium
Mother-of-pearl
Support
Canvas mounted on panel; Panel
Dimension
Height: 97 cm; Width: 53 cm
Series
Conquista de México por Hernán Cortés, 16,17
Provenance
Royal Collection (Gabinete de Historia Natural, 1839)

Bibliography +

Garcia Saiz, Maria Concepcion, La Pintura Colonial en el Museo de America. Los Enconc..., II, Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, 1980, pp. 36.

Espinós, Adela; Orihuela, Mercedes y Royo Villanova, Mercedes, ''El Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Madrid. VII. Museo de América, Boletín del Museo del Prado, III, 1982, pp. 61.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas (I) La Colección Real, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990.

Cabañas Moreno, Pilar, Huellas del arte japonés en Nueva España: Biombos, enconchados y maques, Lacas Namban. Huellas de Japón en España. IV Centenario de la Embajada Keicho, Mtº de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, Madrid, 2013, pp. 297-319 [310-315].

Ocaña Ruiz, Sonia I, Nuevas reflexiones sobre las pinturas incrustadas de concha y el trabajo de Juan y Miguel González, Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, 102 primavera, 2013, pp. 125-176 [150-152, 171-173].

Ocaña Ruiz, S, Enconchados: gustos, estrategias y precios, Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, n.106 Primavera, 2015, pp. 75-112 [92].

Bake-ituna / Tratado de Paz /Traité de Paix / Peace Treaty, Fundación Donostia/San Sebastián, San Sebastián, 2016, pp. 2.6.4, 68.

Torna viaje: arte iberoamericano en España, Museo Nacional del Prado,, Madrid, 2021, pp. 156 n.6.

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Listado de objetos robados del Real Gabinete de Historia Natural en 1813 y devueltos en 1816. Núm. 138.
Veinte y quatro tableros de tres pies y medio de largo y dos de ancho, que representan la conquista de México hecha por Hernan Cortés, expresando en cada uno los sucesos, con sus rotulos encima, guarnecidas las figuras y adornos de varios colores y madreperla: Estos se hallaban en la Galeria de los Idolos: valen 7.200 [Este objeto se quedó en Madd.]

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 1931.
Miguel Gonzalez. 1698 / 1931. La conquista de Mejico por Hernán Cortes. (tabla.) / Alto 3 pies, 6 pulg; ancho 1 pie, 11 pulg.

Inscriptions +

16 / El Sobrino de Mo- / tecuhçuma Resive a / Cortes Le Sauma y regala / 17 Xicotenca viene a ha- / cer pazes, da Suchiles y los / Caziques ofresen sus Hijas/ a Cor[tes] y no las admi- / te
Inscribed in red color. Front, upper central area

16 [indicando la escena]
Inscribed in red color. Front, upper central area

17[indicando la escena]
Inscribed in red color. Front, lower central area

1931
Inscribed. Front, lower left corner

8
Inscribed in red color. Back, Upper central area

8 [dos veces y cerca una de la otra, una en el marco y otra en el lienzo]
Back, Upper left area

Cat. 8
Inscribed in golden colour. Back, lower right corner

MUSEO NACIONAL / DEL PRADO / M 3207
Inscribed in golden colour. Back, lower right corner

N. I 108 – P – ICA / 6600 / MUSEO DE AMERICA
Inscribed in golden colour. Back, Upper right area

Nº 138
Inscribed in golden colour. Back, Upper central area

Exhibitions +

Tratado de Paz
San Sebastián
17.06.2016 - 02.10.2016

Los siglos de oro en los Virreinatos de América
Madrid
23.11.1999 - 12.02.2000

Location +

Room B (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal

Displayed objects +

Armor

Helmet

Sword

Lances / Spears

Domestic items

Update date: 12-01-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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