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    The image of colonial Mexico in Hampshire: the Braemore Casta paintings

    Fracchia, Carmen (2010) The image of colonial Mexico in Hampshire: the Braemore Casta paintings. In: 36th Annual Conference of Art Historians: Insular Preconceptions? The Arts of Iberia and Latin America and their Reception in Britain, 2010, University of Glasgow, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The Mexican Casta Paintings at Braemore House were the prototype of this popular Mexican genre until 1810 when the society of castas was abolished following the Mexican War of Independence from Spain. The Braemore cycle of fourteen family portraits which portray and catalogue the complex racial intermixtures of Natives, Spanish and African populations in Colonial Mexico were commissioned from Juan Rodríguez Juárez in Mexico City c.1725 for Philip V of Spain. The novelty of the subject and genre has its roots in the Mexican elite’s fear of losing their purity of blood and the fragmentation of political power.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
    Research Centre: Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies, Centre for (CILAVS)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2014 13:12
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 13:43
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10222

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