Composition in black tones, red and earthy, violet and white. Predominance of contour lines and scrapes. Study represents the third fall of Jesus. In the foreground, on the left, girl standing in profile to the right, with the on the right arm stretched forward. To the right of center, Jesus with halo in the head, knees and profile to the left, on the right arm stretched down with his hand resting on the floor. In the background, on the right behind Jesus, man figure holding a cross that is suggested on the right diagonal to the left and from the bottom up. On the third level, the center, soldier figure with raised whip in his on the right hand. Lines forming triangles in the background.


  • Title: Jesus Falls the Third Time
  • Date: 1953
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w20 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:child:girl, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: lead pencil , colored pencil, India ink pen
  • Signature: Signed in bottom half "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 349
  • Notes: Support affixed to cardboard.
  • Inscription: Inscriptions, at bottom left, "via sacra Batatais”; in top right corner, "9”. On back of frame, inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 751” and "Nº 664”.
  • Function: Study for the painting “Jesus Falls the Third Time” [FCO 2794], Ninth Station of the Via Crucis
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3213

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