Composition in black and white. Sinuous lines and quick strokes. Study two cocks fighting occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition. The on the left is in profile to the right, with the head turned slightly forward and holding the nozzle head of the on the right cock; another cock, is in profile to the left, on the right leg raised.


  • Title: Cockfight
  • Date: 1943
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w28.8 x h22.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:rooste
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Stamped signature in bottom right corner "Portinari*". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 797
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 350” and "Nº 484”.
  • Function: Study for the drawing “Cockfight” [FCO 4277]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1916

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