Poor Boy

Candido Portinari1955

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Sketch lines, quick strokes. Boy head occupying almost the entire stand area. The figure is with the head turned slightly to the left, has an oval face, short hair, eyebrows indicated, suggested eyes, flat nose, lips closed and thin neck.

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  • Title: Poor Boy
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w10 x h12cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:child, human figure:limbs:head
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3082
  • Inscription: On back of frame, label "Ao Colarinho de Madeira Quadros, Molduras, Gravuras, Esterilização, Plastificação Inscrição 108.362.402 C.G.C. 62.801.618/00l Rua Padre João Manoel, 795 S.Paulo”.
  • Function: Sketch. Reny Golcman, to whom the artist gave the work as a gift, was among the students from the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes who visited Portinari in 1955 as he painted the panels “War” [FCO 3799] and “Peace” [FCO 3798].
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3491