Arab on Plow

Candido Portinari1956

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Contour and skectch lines. Man in a plow and a plantation on the background. In the center, man sitting facing back, with a mantle over his head, driving a plow, which is in a path that crosses a plantation. On the background, hills, and the sun to the right and some trees to the left.

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  • Title: Arab on Plow
  • Date: 1956
  • Physical Dimensions: w23 x h32cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes:farming, social:workers:farm hand, human figure:man
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Stamped signature in bottom left corner "Portinari*". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 249
  • Inscription: Inscription in middle of bottom half "SABATH”. On reverse, lines possibly by the artist; authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 378” and "Nº 975”.
  • Function: Study for the drawing “Arab on Plow” [FCO 248] and for the painting “Arab on Plow” [FCO 3047]. Israel Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3975