Composition in black and white. Contour lines, intersecting and shaded. It depicts kneeling girl praying to a saint that is ahead of you in the highest plane. The girl is at the center of the composition, back, wears a long dress caught at the waist with wide skirt dots. A little further back, to the left, a small bank. Girl in front of holy statue suggesting being stuck on the wall, seeing himself on the right a little further down, a vase of flowers. Some areas with loose lines and intersecting lines are randomly arranged the composition.


  • Title: Girl Praying
  • Date: 1943
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w16 x h16.3cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: religious:Our Lady, human figure:child:girl
  • Technique: India ink pen , India ink brush
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 943"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1247
  • Function: Illustration no. 47 for the book “Memorias posthumas de Braz Cubas,” by Machado de Assis
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1891

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