RUFINO TAMAYO | MADRE FELIZ
The Vanguard Spirit: Modern and Surrealist Masterworks from an Important Estate
1899 - 1991
Signed Tamayo and dated 49 (upper left)
Oil on canvas
49¾ by 39¾ in.
126.4 by 101 cm
Painted in 1949.
Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc, New York (acquired by 1950)
Nathan Cummings, Chicago (acquired from the above and sold: Christie's, New York, November 24, 1998, lot 18)
Private Collection, Mexico (and sold: Christie's, New York, May 30, 2001, lot 47)
Acquired at the above sale
Enrique Gual, Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 1950, n.n., illustrated in color n.p.
Paul Westheim, Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 1957, n.n., illustrated n.p.
T. Casasu, Arte de ayer y hoy, Mexico City, 1971, n.n., illustrated in color p. 34
Chicago, The Arts Club of Chicago, Tamayo, 1948, no. 4
Mexico City, Galería Central de Arte Moderno Misrachi, Rufino Tamayo, 1949, no. 4
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Recent Works by Rufino Tamayo, 1950, no. 17
Buenos Aires, Museo de Bellas Artes, Rufino Tamayo, Pinturas y litografías, 1951, no. 19, illustrated in color in the catalogue