Accompanied by a family tree of ownership of the 'Virreina' suite, extensive documentation and family testaments in Spanish attesting to the provenance of the suite, dated 1943.
In 1531, Spanish Peru was established with the Conquest of the Incas by Francisco Pizarro. Eleven years later in 1542, the Viceroyalty of Peru was recognized and initially contained most of Spanish-ruled South America. In 1717 this was divided and the Viceroyalty of New Granada established centering on Santa Fè de Bogotà, including present day Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Venezuela. The Viceroyalty's came to an end after ten years of struggle with the independence of Greater Colombia won by the revolutionary Simón Bolivar in 1819 and Josè de San Martìn for Peru in 1821.