Composition in blue tones, earthy, ochre, orange and white. Texture unidentified. It depicts boy playing and lamb lying next to, with the open bottom. On the left, boy planting banana, standing on the floor with his on the right hand and the stretched on the left to the right. He's back, has dark straight hair and wear clothes in orange tones. On the right, white sheep lying on its hind legs, the front forward and stretched head. Floor in shades earthy, occupying 2/3 of the composition, to the horizon where it has mountains in blue tones. Sky in blue tones with sun on the right.


  • Title: Boy with Sheep
  • Creator Lifespan: 1903-12-29 - 1962-12-06
  • Creator Nationality: Brazilian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Creator Birth Place: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w71 x h58cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:sheep, Nature:landscape:field, human figure:child:boy
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom left corner "PORTINARI 55"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4849
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3452

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