Oil on canvas
32 1/4 x 26in (81.9 x 66cm)
Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay
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.
© Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, México, D.F./ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Modern Art at the McNay: A Brief History and Pictorial Survey of the Collection; William J. Chiego; 2001; p. 164
Arte Moderno de México: 1900-1950; Luis-Martín Lozano (b.1965); 2000; p. 66; cat. 264
Diego Rivera (Mexican, b.1886, d.1957)