28 May 2014
José Clemente Orozco (Mexican 1883-1949)
Portrait of Dolores del Río
signed 'J.C. Orozco' (lower right)
charcoal on green toned paper
23 3/8 x 18 3/8 in. (59.4 x 46.7 cm.)
Clemente Orozco collection, Guadalajara (acquired directly from the artist).
Henry Sieger collection, New York (1968).
The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 7 May 1981, lot 157 (illustrated).
Property of Sotheby's Parke Bernet, Inc., New York.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 29 May 1985, lot 354 (illustrated).
Acquired from the above.
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Northampton, Smith College Museum of Art, Orozco, 1946.
We are grateful to Mr. Clemente Orozco for his assistance confirming the authenticity of this work.
The present lot is registered under catalogue number 753 at the Fundación José Clemente Orozco.
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