Composition in black tones, red ochre, ochre, green, white, blue and red. Contour lines and scrapes. Study representing head of front woman, slightly upward, stare, mouth agape, on the right side of the hair of the composition, seeing well the neck where there are shady area.


  • Title: Head of Woman
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w16 x h16cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:limbs:head, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , color crayon
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left "55 Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 294
  • Inscription: Inscription at bottom left "guerra O.N.U.”. On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 385” and "Nº 767”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3617

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