Composition in gray tones, earthy, blue, green and black. Thick texture with marked brushstrokes. Jews gathered indoors, occupying the entire area of ​​the composition. In the foreground, three Jews sitting in front on a bench in front of a rectangular table that spans almost the entire width of the composition. wear skullcap and long tunic, they have the arms resting on the table and hands over his face as if concentrated on reading the book open on the table. In the background, three Jews sitting back in a rectangular seat, before another table. They are grouped and gesturing. On the right rabbi standing in front, wearing hat and coat. In the background, to the left, another rabbi in profile standing to the left and face forward with a beard, wearing a hat and robe. Part of the wall crosses the width of the composition, limiting the room.


  • Title: Jerusalem Sabbath
  • Date: 1957
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w60 x h73cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:group:men
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at top right edge “PORTINARI 957”
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1486
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4268

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