Composition in black, brown tones, rose, orange, and white earthy. Jagged lines, quick strokes, dashed parallel and colored shading. Couple mounted horse is standing, facing, occupying almost the entire height of the support. The animal has the whole body dotted with blue shaded light. About it, mounted, outlaw figure, from the front, with a characteristic hat and crossed bandoliers chest and girl figure immediately behind the bandit, curly hair with white lace, the same color as the long dress. Both have represented facial features and are barefoot. Plain background in brown tone support.


  • Title: Lampião and Maria Bonita
  • Date: 1955-08-15
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w18 x h40.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:Cangaceiro, social:peace, Nature:Animals:horse, human figure:couple
  • Technique: lead pencil , color crayon
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3763
  • Inscription: Signed and dated in dedication in bottom left corner "Para Beatriz e Afonso Arinos sinceros votos de felicidades Rio, 15-VIII 55 Portinari”
  • Function: Study for the panel “Peace” [FCO 3798]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3697

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