Composition in black, white, blue and earthy. Contour lines, parallel lines, shaded and shaved. It depicts the first fall of Jesus. In the center, Jesus kneeling in profile to the right, bent under the weight huge cross on his on the left shoulder. She has long black hair, facial features suggested by the dashed between covering the face. Wears long tunic entirely dashed in different directions. Behind the cross are two soldiers wearing short tunics and sandals cross straps on the legs: the on the left has his on the left arm stretched toward the way forward and the on the right is bent toward Jesus fallen, holding in his on the left hand a spear . Bluish and brown colors areas in some regions.


  • Title: Jesus Falls the First Time
  • Date: 1944
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w24 x h25cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: religious:religious scenes:Stations of the Cross, religious:Jesus, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: lead pencil , colored pencil
  • Signature: Initialed in bottom right corner "C.P.". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3562
  • Inscription: Inscription in top right corner "3”. On reverse, inscriptions "Declaro que o desenho ao verso de Candido Portinari é obra autêntica do artista Jorge Beltrão Rio 30/09/66” and "Nota 1404-A 21-2 x 3-OF”.
  • Function: Study for the painting “Jesus Falls the First Time” [FCO 2482], Third Station of the Via Crucis
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2304

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