Composition in black tones, white, blue and rose. Contour lines and quick strokes. To the left, on the left foot study, back with bent fingers, seeing mainly the sole. On the right, woman kneeling on his back, bent, raising squalid child suggests dead.


  • Title: Mother with Son
  • Date: 1955-04
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w42 x h24cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:death, human figure:child:boy, human figure:limbs:foot, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , crayon, color crayon
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 298
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription at bottom right "guerra IV 55”. On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 383” and "Nº 776”.
  • Function: Study for the painting “Kneeling Woman with Dead Son” [FCO 3809]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3563

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