Composition in black and white. Contour lines and parallel. Self-portrait of half-bust of the artist back, occupying the entire stand area. The depicted has the face turned slightly to the left. On the left arm stretched up, diagonally and fist holding unidentifiable drawing instrument suggesting, by the position that the artist was working.


  • Title: Self-Portrait
  • Date: 1957
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w15.5 x h19cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: portrait:self-portrait, human figure:man
  • Technique: India ink pen
  • Signature: Stamped signature at bottom left edge "Portinari*". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 430
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 493” and "Nº 977”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4261

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