No date. 25″ x 19″. Frame in No. 308.0 — 2-5/8″ scoop with bead walnut (Nut Brown stain), with black slip.
A very special piece—this drawing was a gift from the artist to the customer’s grandfather, who had been a friend of Rivera, one of Mexico’s greatest twentieth century artists. The drawing called for simplicity, and in any case the amount of space around the figure as well as the size of the drawing would make a mat unnecessary, so we framed it close. (A hidden gasket mat creates space between the drawing and glass, and the rabbet is lined with metal tape to isolate the acids in the wood from the paper.)
It’s all about line and grace.