Composition in sepia tones, black and white. Sketch lines and quick strokes. Dead man lying on the floor against a plain background. The man is lying horizontally with head and feet to the left to the right, slightly back body forward, his face turned back and bulging eyes. On the left arm fallen behind the body and the on the right on the floor. The body seems to be naked, colored sepia and straight and circular risks. Plain background with slight shadow on the ground.


  • Title: Dead Boy
  • Creator Lifespan: 1903-12-29 - 1962-12-06
  • Creator Nationality: Brazilian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Creator Birth Place: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w41 x h14.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, social:death, human figure:child:boy
  • Technique: lead pencil , crayon, sepia
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right "Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1533
  • Notes: Support affixed to brown cardboard.
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription at bottom right "guerra 55”. At bottom right edge "mural O.N.U.”
  • Function: Study for the painting “Dead Boy” [FCO 5087]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3532

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