Composition in blue, ochre, earthy, orange, yellow, black and white. Texture unidentified. It depicts boy with sheep in the open. To the right of center, boy kneeling on the floor, his body leaning forward, embracing the ram's head. The boy has black hair, her face is hidden and wears clothes in yellow tones and are barefoot. The sheep is white and blue tones, lies on his profile to the right, and head up toward the boy. Flat floor ochre; mountains on the horizon and blue sky.


  • 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: w61 x h50cm 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 at bottom left "PORTINARI 54"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5063
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3311

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