Composition in black, red, blue and white tones. Rapid lines. Boy half-bust against plain background. The figure is slightly turned to the left, has a round face, short black hair drooping over his forehead, broken eyebrows, blue eyes, nose and lips suggested and shaded, shadowed faces in rose and blue. The beginning we see the collarless shirt, blue red trimmed.


  • Title: Head of Boy
  • Date: 1956
  • Physical Dimensions: w22.5 x h30.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:child:boy, human figure:limbs:head
  • Technique: lead pencil , colored pencil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 1956"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2684
  • Notes: Work executed on menu from ship Augustus.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3879

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