Composition in black tones, white and red ochre. Contour lines, dotted and some shaded. Study facing feline head with open jaws and the four clearly visible canines. They are also seen the tips of the ears, nostrils and eyes, and the well represented. In the lower on the left corner of the composition, feline paw sketch with three claws well defined.


  • Title: Wild Beast
  • 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: w20 x h27cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:wild animal
  • Technique: lead pencil , sanguine
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 55"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 316
  • Inscription: Inscription at bottom right "guerra O.N.U.”. On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 571” and "Nº 763”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3634

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