Oil painting, 'Pizarro Seizing the Inca of Peru', John Everett Millais, 1846


  • Title: Pizarro Seizing the Inca of Peru
  • Date Created: 1846 (painted) - 1846
  • Type: Oil painting
  • Rights: Bequeathed by Henry Hodgkinson
  • External Link: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O80546
  • painted: Great Britain, Britain
  • artist: Millais, John Everett (Sir)
  • Subjects Depicted: Peru; Pizarro, Francisco; Atahualpa; crucifix; priest; mother and children; religion
  • Place Part Of: Britain
  • More Information: The unusual subject of this painting is the capture of the Inca emperor Atahualpa by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1532. As a model for Pizarro, Millais used an actor who had recently appeared in a play of the same name. Millais was only 16 when he painted this work. It belonged to his half-brother.
  • Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: Height: 128.3 cm estimate, Width: 171.7 cm estimate

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