Composition in black, blue, orange and white tones. Contour lines and some shaded. Study on the right hand support occupying the entire area. Hand is as if fallen, seeing if the handle on the top edge of the holder, and open, watching the palm. The thumb is extended and the other four fingers are slightly bent. Palm lines and articulation of well defined fingers.

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  • Title: Hand
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w11 x h16cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:limbs:hand
  • Technique: crayon, colored pencil
  • Signature: Signed in bottom right corner "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1635
  • Inscription: On reverse, inscriptions by Maria Portinari "Desenho de autoria de Candido Portinari, autenticado por Maria Victoria Portinari” and "DN 541”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]. Work was lost at the Artefact frame shop around 1987.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3576