Composition in black and white. Sketch lines, quick strokes. Boy head occupying almost the entire stand area. The figure is from the front, has a square face, short hair represented by falling tangle of lines on the forehead, thick eyebrows, round eyes, upturned nose and flat showing nostrils, thick lips closed, square jaw. Tip wide neck.


  • Title: Head of Boy
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w10 x h12cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:child:boy, human figure:limbs:head
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3083
  • Inscription: Inscription in bottom left corner "2”. On back of frame, labels "Ao Colarinho de Madeira Quadros, Molduras, Gravuras. Esterilização, Plastificação Inscrição 108.362.402 C.G.C. 62.801.618/001. Rua Padre João Manoel 795 S.Paulo”.
  • Function: Sketch. Reny Golcman, to whom the artist gave the work as a gift, was among the students from the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes who visited Portinari in 1955 as he painted the panels “War” [FCO 3799] and “Peace” [FCO 3798].
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3510

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