Composition in black and white. Straight lines and broken lines. Fortaleza with hill in the background. In the foreground, terrace, seeing the center-three thin plants vertically. In the background, across almost the entire width of the composition, the wall of a fortress with a sentry box on the left and one to the right. In the background, the hill with tower suggested at the summit.


  • Title: Jerusalem
  • Date: 1956
  • Physical Dimensions: w24 x h19cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:landscape:city
  • Technique: fountain pen
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right "Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 255
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription at bottom left "Jerusalem J. 56” and in bottom right corner "29”. On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 590” and "Nº 737”.
  • Function: Israel Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3898

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