Screen with the Siege of Belgrade and Hunting Scene (or Brooklyn Biombo)


Screen with the Siege of Belgrade and Hunting Scene (or Brooklyn Biombo), Circle of the Gonzales family, c. 1697-1701, oil on wood, inlaid with mother-of-pearl, 229.9 x 275.8 cm (Brooklyn Museum and Museo Nacional del Virreinato – INAH, Tepotzotlán)


Terms and key ideas

  • biombo
  • enconchado
  • trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic exchange
  • prints
  • landscape painting
  • tapestries
  • elite object

 

Additional resources:

This object at the Brooklyn Museum

Read about the Biombo with the Conquest of Mexico and View of Mexico City

“The Circulation of Japanese and Mexican Art in the Early Modern World,” Sofia Sanabrais (video)

The Manila Galleon Trade on The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America (Fordham University)

Sofia Sanabrais, “From Byobu to Biombo: The Transformation of Japanese Folding Screen in Colonial Mexico,”Art History 38, 4 (September 2015), pp. 778–79.

Michael Schreffler, The Art of Allegiance: Visual Culture and Imperial Power in Baroque New Spain (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2007)

 


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Cite this page as: Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Screen with the Siege of Belgrade and Hunting Scene (or Brooklyn Biombo)," in Smarthistory, December 13, 2015, accessed May 15, 2021, https://smarthistory.org/screen-with-the-siege-of-belgrade-and-hunting-scene-or-brooklyn-biombo/.