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Interactive Exhibit:
Conquest of Mexico Paintings
The Conquest of Mexico
A High Point of Mexican Colonial Art


While Mexican colonial painting is mostly religious in nature, a number of exceptional secular works are recorded. Among the most outstanding examples is this series of eight panoramic images created in the second half of the seventeenth century.
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The entrance of Hernan Cortés into the city of Tabasco

Oil on canvas
47 ¼ x 78 ¾ in. (120 x 200 cm.)
The arrival of Cortés in Veracruz and the reception by Moctezuma's Ambassadors

Oil on canvas
47 ¼ x 78 ¾ in. (120 x 200 cm.)
The meeting of Cortés and Moctezuma

Oil on canvas
47 ¼ x 78 ¾ in. (120 x 200 cm.)
The death of Moctezuma at the hands of his own people

Oil on canvas
47 ¼ x 78 ¾ in. (120 x 200 cm.)
The sad night

Oil on canvas
47 ¼ x 78 ¾ in. (120 x 200 cm.)
The battle of Otumba

Oil on canvas
47 ¼ x 78 ¾ in. (120 x 200 cm.)
The conquest of Tenochitlan

Oil on canvas
47 ¼ x 78 ¾ in. (120 x 200 cm.)
The capture of the Mexican Emperor Cuahtemoc

Oil on canvas
47 ¼ x 78 ¾ in. (120 x 200 cm.)

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