Artist Diego M. Rivera, Mexican, 1886-1957
  • The Powerful Don Porfirio's Sword
Date ca. between 1944 and 1953
Medium pen and black ink over graphite pencil on wove paper
Dimensions Sheet: 10 7/8 × 8 3/8 inches (27.6 × 21.3 cm)
Mat: 18 × 14 inches (45.7 × 35.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of the Leah Brenner Trust
Accession Number 2004.84
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in black ink, lower right: Diego Rivera
Inscriptions Inscribed, in black ink, identifying the various figures in the image, left center: El Pollo
Inscribed, lower left: The powerful Don Porfirio's sword
Inscribed, lower right: The awakened dog
Inscribed, right center: Julio
Inscribed, in pencil, verso, lower left: 16.77
Leah Brenner (San Antonio, Texas, USA);
2004-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)