Composition in black tones, red ochre and white. Contour lines, parallel dotted and colored areas. Composition representing boy holding lamb in his arms and, further back, other ram, lying on the floor. The boy is standing at the on the left of the center of the support and through the entire height of it. He faces has indicated face with facial features, wear shirt and pants set of parallel lines, and the pants are rolled up to the left leg; She has her legs spread and bare feet. Holding in her arms a sheep is in profile to the left and you have the whole body filled with parallel lines. Further down on the right sheep lying profile to the right and head up. From the tip of its snout is seen vanishing point of starting line running through colored dot above. Smooth lines of flight cross the composition in different directions.


  • Title: Boy with Sheep
  • Date: 1954
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w19.7 x h29.5cm 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 , crayon, sanguine
  • Signature: Stamped signature in bottom right corner "Portinari*". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4730
  • Inscription: On reverse, inscription by Maria Portinari "Menino c/ cabrito Gemini Nº 28 (29) Cr 1.000.000”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3317

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