Portrait of Herminia Arrate de Dávila, 1937 signed and dated 'Tamayo 37' (lower right) pastel and pencil on paper 24 7/16 x 18 1/2in. (62 x 47cm.)
PROVENANCE: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.
Juan Carlos Pereda has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work.
The sitter of this portrait, Herminia Arrate de Dávila, an artist in her own right, was the wife of the Chilean Ambassador to Washington, Carlos Dávila Espinoza (from 1927-1931), and later President of Chile, who was one of the earliest patrons of Rufino Tamayo.