Composition in black and white. Contour lines. Half of the body support in two boys marked with squares, suggesting a sequence of twelve tiles with four horizontally and three vertically. At the bottom on the left, occupying three parts, boy leaning to the left, missing torso and hip. It has defined facial features, straight hair forward, and standing with hands on his knees. At the upper right corner, boy trunk open arms occupying two square without representation of the legs. He faces with defined facial features, suggesting slanted eyes and hair are smooth. Plain background.

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  • Title: Boys
  • Date: 1950
  • Physical Dimensions: w71.5 x h47.3cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:child:boy
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5571
  • Inscription: At top left edge, inscriptions "V 40 – FUNDO: 4º e 1º AZUL”, "V 41 – FUNDO: 4º AZUL” and "V 42 – FUNDO: 4º AZUL”. In the middle, inscriptions "V – 41 FALTA 4º AZUL” and "V – 42 FALTA 4º AZUL”. In bottom right corner, half of a sketch of a fish.
  • Function: Study for the tile panel “Playing Leapfrog” [FCO 1747]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2842