Folding Screen with the Siege of Belgrade (front) and Hunting Scene (reverse)
Circle of González Family
This biombo enconchado is the only known work to combine the two elite Mexican genres of biombos (folding screens) and tableros de concha nácar y pintura (shell-inlay paintings later known as enconchados). Commissioned in Mexico City by the viceroy of New Spain, it was most likely displayed in Mexico’s viceregal palace, where it would have divided a ceremonial state room from a more intimate sitting room. The work originally included six additional panels, which are now in Mexico.
Oil on wood, inlaid with mother-of-pearl
90 1/2 x 108 5/8 in., 183.5 lb. (229.9 x 275.8 cm, 83.24kg)
each panel: 90 1/2 x 18 1/8 in. (229.9 x 46 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Gift of Lilla Brown in memory of her husband, John W. Brown, by exchange
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Circle of González Family (Mexican). Folding Screen with the Siege of Belgrade (front) and Hunting Scene (reverse), ca.1697-1701. Oil on wood, inlaid with mother-of-pearl, 90 1/2 x 108 5/8 in., 183.5 lb. (229.9 x 275.8 cm, 83.24kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Lilla Brown in memory of her husband, John W. Brown, by exchange, 2012.21. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2012.21_side2_PS6.jpg)
side, 2012.21_side2_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.