Artist Diego M. Rivera, Mexican, 1886-1957
Title
  • Merchant of Art
Date ca. between 1944 and 1953
Medium pen and black ink over graphite pencil on wove paper
Dimensions Sheet: 8 3/8 × 10 7/8 inches (21.3 × 27.6 cm)
Mat: 14 × 18 inches (35.6 × 45.7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of the Leah Brenner Trust
Accession Number 2004.76
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in black ink, as part of the image, lower center: Me | Diego Rivera
Inscriptions Inscribed, in black ink, identifying the various figures, upper left: Jose Guadalupe Posada | The greatest mexican people's artist; upper right: Don Hugo | The | Society | hugest | master
Inscribed, upper right corner: THE GLORY (with dollar sign in medallion)
Inscribed, lower center: "Merchant of Art"
Inscribed,in pencil, verso, lower left: 8:77
Inscribed, lower right: 62.39.14.L
Leah Brenner (San Antonio, Texas, USA);
2004-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)