This drawing of a beggar is one of twelve illustrations that Rivera made in 1936 for a book of Yiddish poetry entitled The City of Palaces written by the Polish-born, Mexican poet, Isaac Berliner.
New York, Diego Rivera, Watercolors and Drawings,
Mary-Anne Martin/Fine Art, May 15 – June 28, 1985, illus. no. 18
Raquel Tibol, Diego Rivera ilustrador, Mexico, 1986, illus. p. 233
Diego Rivera. Catálogo general de obra de caballete, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes Mexico, 1989, no. 1364,