Composition in black, white and blue tones. Sketch lines. Cangaceiros group formed diagonally from the center to the upper on the right corner of the area of ​​the composition. The figures are standing, facing, pointing rifles facing left; only the front figure has outlined physiognomic traits. Everyone wears hat and the clothes are suggested by irregular strokes.


  • Title: Group of Cangaceiros
  • Date: 1951
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w12.7 x h15cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:Cangaceiro, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: lead pencil , colored pencil
  • Signature: Stamped signature in bottom right corner "Portinari*". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 765
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 212” and "Nº 333”.
  • Function: Sketch for the painting “Crossfire at Pedra Bonita” [FCO 3435]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3021

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