Composition unidentified tones. Contour lines and tangled. Girl half-bust, occupying almost the entire composition. The girl is turned to the left, has curly hair with braid back, long face, large pupils, no eyebrows, broad nose, lips closed fallen, square chin and long neck. Sees the start of the shoulder and neck blouse with "U". Plain background.


  • Title: Black Girl with Braids
  • Date: 1947
  • Physical Dimensions: w19 x h22cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:child:girl, human figure:limbs:head
  • Technique: fountain pen
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4385
  • Inscription: Signed and dated in dedication at bottom right "Para Cecilio Madanes Portinari 1947”
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2599

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