Composition in black and white. Predominance of hard and rapid lines. Composition depicting two figures facing, side by side, tilted forward and stretched dead child on the ground, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition. The two figures are as it framed in dark rectangular area. The figure on the right holds the dead child. The figure on the left is the on the left arm resting on the right of the woman's back, and his on the right hand holding his on the right arm.


  • Title: Dead Son
  • 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: 1955-04
  • Physical Dimensions: w29.5 x h19.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, social:death, human figure:child:boy, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , crayon
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right "Portinari Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1155
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription at bottom right "guerra IV 55”. On reverse, authentication by Maria Portinari.
  • Function: Study for the painting “Women Crying and Dead Child” [FCO 4266]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3566

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