Composition unidentified tones. Texture unidentified. Head of Gas Light and Maria Bonita, occupying almost the entire composition, against geometrized background. The man is ahead, facing left. The face is long, suggested eyebrows, on the right eye closed, marked with dark trace of the union of the eyelashes, and the on the left round, large and open. Mong, broad nose, face marked by brushstrokes that suggest thinness, large lips and arched down, on the left ear suggested. wears bandit hat with flaps facing up and star in front. Wears shirt-neck "V", which leaves the neck exposed. The shirt has dark lines forming diamond and lighter background. Behind the man, on the right makeup woman with oval face outlined by darker line, round eyes, thin nose and closed minora. It seems to wear a hat and round neck clothing, mixed fabric. The on the right side is a little obscured by man's figure. Geometrized background in areas of light and dark tones.


  • Title: Lampião and Maria Bonita
  • Date: 1947
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:Cangaceiro, human figure:couple, human figure:limbs:head
  • Technique: medium unidentified
  • Signature: Signed and dated in top right corner "PORTINARI 1947"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4065
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2610

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