Composition in red ochre, white, blue, black and green. Predominance of fast and straight lines. Horse against a plain background, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition. The animal is standing in profile to the right with the raised front on the left paw and tail down without horsehair representation. The figure is all filled with irregular features.


  • Title: Horse
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w42 x h31cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:horse
  • Technique: lead pencil , color crayon, sanguine
  • Signature: Signed at bottom left edge "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 636
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 120” and "Nº 360”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3630

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