Composition in black and white. Lines defining contours and shading setting volume. Hand study on the left front view, closed, holding what appears to be the panning of gold digger. The hand is on the left, seeing mainly the stretched thumb. The other fingers are visible only in part, being bent. We still see the pulse and the beginning of the arm.


  • Title: Hand
  • Date: 1937
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w38 x h23cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:limbs:hand
  • Technique: charcoal
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 114
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 130” and "Nº 93”.
  • Function: Study for the mural painting “Gold Mine” [FCO 1751]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-737

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