Composition in yellow tones, ochre, earthy, red, orange, green, blue and gray. Rough texture, marked brushstrokes, spatula use. Boy with sheep against yellow background with sun. Boy sitting in the front, with her legs spread. wear straw hat hiding part of her round face, revealing only the tip of the nose, mouth with closed lips and chin. Skin in red ochre. Clothes orange shirt with a front opening and half sleeve. The pants are short in shades of green with blue accents. Between the open legs sees little sheep in gray, ochre and blue. Sheep viewed from the rear, facing right, with front legs resting on the boy's on the left leg and head up toward his on the left shoulder. Boy hands on the body of the ram. Boy is barefoot and sitting on bench in shades of ochre and green. Near his on the left leg, gourd or moringa. Background with extensive work spatula in light yellow tone with yellow sun in the upper on the left corner. Floor in ochre tones.


  • 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: 1956
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w81 x h100cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:sheep, human figure:child:boy, diverse:recurring elements:water jug
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "PORTINARI 1956"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1859
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4040

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