Composition in red shades, red ochre, blue, black and sepia. Contour lines and straight, shaded and scraped. Boy with sheep occupying the entire area of ​​the composition. On the left, front kneeling boy on the left knee and on the right leg bent. You have in front of a recumbent ram profile to the left that crosses the entire width of the composition. The animal is with his head resting on the boy's on the left leg handling on his nose with his on the right hand; with the on the left stroking his back. Straight lines with red and blue dots traverse the composition suggesting that they are vanishing points.


  • Title: Boy with Sheep
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w25 x h21.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:sheep, human figure:child:boy
  • Technique: lead pencil , color crayon, sepia
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1393
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3457

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