Artist Diego M. Rivera, Mexican, 1886-1957
Title
  • Robert Tannahill
Date 1932
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 34 7/8 × 27 1/2 inches (88.6 × 69.9 cm)
Framed: 39 7/16 × 31 15/16 × 2 1/16 inches (100.2 × 81.1 × 5.2 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill
Accession Number 70.188
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, at bottom. See inscriptions.
Marks Label, on verso: INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE BELLAS ARTES, MUSEO NACIONAL DE ARTES PLASTICAS.
Inscriptions Inscribed, across bottom of composition, in red paint: VERDADERO RETRATO DE DON ROBERT HUDSON TANNAHILL NATURAL DE DETROIT ESTADO DE MICHIGAN Y MIEMBRO DE LA COMMISION DE BELLAS ARTES EN DICHA CIUDAD--LO HICHE YO DIEGO RIVERA, CUANDO PINTABE LOS FRESCOS EN EL MUSEO DE BELLAS ARTES DE LA MISMA VILLA, EN 1932.
Translation: Realistic portrait of Robert Hudson Tannahill native to Detroit, Michigan and member of the Arts Commission in this city--I, Diego Rivera made it while painting the frescoes in the museum of fine arts in the same city, in 1932.
1970-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Diego Rivera. Exh. cat., Museo Rufino Tamayo. Mexico City, 1983, no. 45.