Composition in black and white. Contour lines and some shaded. Cutting wood across the entire height of the support with on the left room spiky human body at the top, seeing himself on the left arm down and center chest. In the background, shaded areas suggesting hills and on the floor, low vegetation tufts.


  • Title: Arm of Tiradentes
  • Date: 1948
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w15 x h20cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: historical themes:characters:Tiradentes, human figure:limbs:arm, human figure:limbs:trunk
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Initialed at bottom right "C.P.". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1622
  • Inscription: On reverse, inscriptions by Maria Portinari "Nº 405 Desenho de autoria de Candido Portinari, autenticado por Maria Victoria Portinari” and "DN 514”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “Tiradentes” [FCO 3195]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2787

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