Composition in black, white and red tones. Straight lines and scraped. Horse, appearing to be running, profile to the right, ridden by human skeleton, bearing in his on the right hand with a huge sickle blade back. At the upper left corner, representation of a sun with rays.


  • Title: Death as Rider
  • Creator Lifespan: 1903-12-29 - 1962-12-06
  • Creator Nationality: Brazilian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Creator Birth Place: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w32.3 x h19.8cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: diverse:symbolic figure, diverse:objects:scythe, Nature:Animals:horse, human figure:figure
  • Technique: lead pencil , gouache
  • Signature: Stamped signature in bottom left corner "Portinari*". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 693
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3622

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