Artist Diego M. Rivera, Mexican, 1886-1957
Title
  • Edsel B. Ford
Date 1932
Medium oil on canvas, mounted on Masonite
Dimensions Unframed: 38 1/2 × 49 1/4 inches (97.8 × 125.1 cm)
Framed: 39 5/16 × 49 13/16 × 1 1/8 inches (99.9 × 126.5 × 2.9 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Eleanor Clay Ford
Accession Number 77.5
Department American Art before 1950
On View Modern N2DD, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, upper left. See inscriptions.
Inscriptions Inscribed, upper left, on blackboard: VERDADERO RETRATO/DEL SENOR EDSEL B. FORD/INGENIERO INDUSTRIAL/Y PRESIDENTE DE LA CO-/MISION DE ARTE DE LA/CIUDAD DE DETROIT,/ESTADO DE MICHIGAN,/E. U. DE AMERICA./LOPINTO Diego Rivera/EL MES DE NOVIEMBRE DE/1932
Translation: Realistic portrait of Mr. Edsel B. Ford, industrial engineer and president of the Arts Commission of the city of Detroit, Michigan, United States of America. I, Diego Rivera, painted it in the month of November of 1932.
1977-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bulletin of the DIA 56, 1 (1977): p. 51 (ill.).

The Rouge. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1978, p. 51 (fig. 23).

Bulletin of the DIA 57, 1 (1978): pp. 9, 44 (ill.).

Amerika Traum Und Depression. Exh. cat., Akademie der Kunste. Berlin, 1980, no. 267 (ill.).

Diego Rivera. Exh. cat., Museo Rufino Tamayo. Mexico City, 1983, no. 46.

Diego Rivera, A Retrospective. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1986, no. 59 (fig. 172).

Diego Rivera, 1886-1957, Pressespiegel, Retrospektive. Exh. cat., Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildene Kunst. Berlin, 1987, p. 4 (fig. 5).