This article has been produced on the occasion of the exhibition Return Journey. Art of the Americas in Spain (5 October 2021-13 February 2022).
"Picture of the Natural, Civil, and Geographical History of the Kingdom of Peru" case
100% recycled PET; metal zip. 21 x 17 cm.
This versatile and resistant cloth case made of recycled plastic reproduces one of the 195 scenes conceived by the royal treasurer José Ignacio Lecuanda and painted by Louis Thiébaut in Picture of the Natural, Civil, and Geographical History of the Kingdom of Peru (1799), an authentic natural history cabinet of that country preserved in the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales.