Composition in light tones of white, green, earthy, blue and yellow. Smooth and thick texture with marked brushstrokes. Boy sitting embracing ram, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition against a light background. To the right of center, boy facing mulatto. He has a round face, secure in his on the left hand a high buried can head covering his forehead; on the right hand on the neck of the ram standing at his side and legs apart with knees bent. Green vest shirt, sleeveless, yellow pants and is barefoot. On the left, white sheep standing in profile to the right, with his nose pressed against the boy's face. Clear ground with shadows cast on the right. In the background, light green sky with hills on the horizon.


  • 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: 1954
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w55 x h46cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:sheep, human figure:child:boy
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left "PORTINARI 54"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1546
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3295

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