Composition in black and white. Predominance of straight lines and geometrical areas. Study representing men working in a yard. In the foreground, on the left, man standing and facing, carrying bag of coffee in the head; at his side, hat man joining coffee beans with rake; on the right figure leaning forward, closing bag of coffee. In the background, three back of figures, side by side on the diagonal on the right to on the left and front to back scattering coffee in the yard with rakes. In the background, geometrical areas in chiaroscuro.


  • Title: Coffee Harvest
  • Date: 1960
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w13 x h11.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes:cultivating coffee, social:workers:farm hand, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Stamped signature in top left corner "Portinari*". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 392
  • Inscription: On back of frame, inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 760” and "Nº 890”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “Coffee Harvest” [FCO 2729]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4721

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