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    Sale 12167

    Latin American Art

    22 - 23 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 24

    Diego Rivera (1886-1957)

    Niño Jesús Sánchez

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Diego Rivera (1886-1957)
    Niño Jesús Sánchez
    signed, dated and inscribed 'Niño Jesús Sánchez, oriundo del pueblo de San Juaníco a los 3 años de edad, lo retrató Diego Rivera. 1930.' (lower center)
    oil on tin
    19 ¾ x 11 ¼ in. (50.2 x 28.6 cm.)
    Painted in 1930


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    We are grateful to Professor Luis-Martín Lozano for his assistance cataloguing this work.

    Provenance

    Mrs. Malcolm McBride, Cleveland, Ohio.
    Bernard and Edith Lewin collection, Palm Springs, California.
    By descent from the above to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE LEWIN FAMILY COLLECTION


    Literature

    B. Wolfe, Portrait of Mexico, New York, Friede Publishers, 1937, no. 52 (illustrated).
    "Los niños Mexicanos pintados por Diego Rivera," Artes de México, vol. 5, no. 27, 1959, no. 6 (illustrated).
    Diego Rivera: Catálogo general de obra de caballete, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, 1989, p. 120, no. 901 (illustrated).



    Exhibited

    Mexico City, Museo Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Diego Rivera 50 años de su labor artistica: exposición de homenaje nacional, 1951, no. 758.