Lord Jesus of the Cane

Candido Portinari1952

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Lines defining contours and shading setting volume. Study for altarpiece with vertically divided support in three equal rectangles. In the central rectangle, more elaborate design of the figure of Jesus, facing with the head turned slightly to the left. Robe coat and is folded on the right arm holding long palm leaf which is on the left, vertical, curved tip. On the left rectangle, sketch of a group of people standing in profile to the right, looking at Jesus. On the right rectangle, another group people, and only the first figure is well defined, 3/4 turned to the left, with folded hands, wearing long robes.

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  • Title: Lord Jesus of the Cane
  • Date: 1952
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w21 x h16cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: religious:religious scenes, religious:Jesus, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 336
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 290” and "Nº 605”.
  • Function: Study for the retable of the Church of Lord Jesus of the Cane, Batatais, SP [FCO 2772, FCO 2773 and FCO 2774]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3150