Composition in black tones, white and red ochre. Contour lines, some shaded and dotted. Head and neck profile horse on the left, adorned with clear and dotted trappings suggesting stamped.


  • Title: Head of Horse
  • 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
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w29 x h25cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:horse
  • Technique: lead pencil , crayon, sanguine
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 638
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 125” and "Nº 350”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]. Work colored in blue crayon by a third party after it was visited by the Portinari Project
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3623

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