Delfina Flores

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Artist: Diego Rivera, Mexican, 1886-1957
Year
1927

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Media/materials
Oil on canvas
Measurements
32 1/4 x 26in (81.9 x 66cm)
Credit line
Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay
Accession number
1950.124
Object type
Department
Further information
Delfina Flores, shown here as a young child perhaps 5-7 years old and wearing a traditional dress, was the daughter of a member of Diego Rivera's household, an Otomi Indian. Some historians believe the Otomi are the original inhabitants of the Valley of Mexico. Rivera often used his art to celebrate the indigenous people of Mexico. He painted Delfina's portrait several times as she grew up, including once with her son, Dimas, who was Rivera's godson.
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