Composition in gray and white tones. Quick strokes. Woman half-bust occupying almost the entire stand area. The figure is slightly turned to the left, you have an oval face, hair represented by sinuous line that circles the face down the neck to the right. Testa short, inclined dashed eyebrows down, almond-shaped eyes, nose represented by curved line horizontally and two points in the extremities, ear well designed, closed full lips, pointed chin with risk in the center suggesting pit, thick neck with two risks horizontally. Sees the start of the blouse represented by rapid lines.


  • Title: Figure of Woman
  • Date: 1948
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w21.3 x h27.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:child:girl, human figure:limbs:head
  • Technique: fountain pen
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari Rio 948"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2721
  • Notes: Work executed on page of autograph book.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2729

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