Composition in black tones, white, green, orange and earthy. Predominance of contour lines. Boy with lamb in the center of the area of ​​the composition. The boy is sitting on the floor in front with a profile head to the left and on the left leg bent with knee up and arms extended to the left, holding the ears of a ram that is their on the right sides facing, with head turned toward the boy.


  • Title: Boy with Sheep
  • Date: 1955
  • Physical Dimensions: w11.3 x h13.2cm 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 , India ink pen , India ink brush
  • Signature: Stamped signature in bottom right corner "Portinari*". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 544
  • Inscription: On reverse, rough sketch of hand possibly by the artist; authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 368” and "Nº 924”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3464

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