Minerva Courtyard

Manoel de Oliveira Pastana1947

Museu Histórico Nacional

Museu Histórico Nacional
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

At the lower left end, a man sitting on a chair. In the upper part, a large arch, and on the right, in perspective, a sequence of arches and two people sitting. In the background, through the opening of the arch, portico and patio, decorated by a wall with niches, topped by tiles and pinnacles. In the middle, a man and woman in a blue dress and, at the back, a building detail with arch and eaves. In the distance, details of sky and trees. Author's signature, place and date in the lower left corner, in sepia ink: "Pastana / Rio 947". Picture of the Patio da Minerva, located in the National Historical Museum


  • Title: Minerva Courtyard
  • Creator: Manoel de Oliveira Pastana
  • Creator Lifespan: 1888 - 1984
  • Creator Nationality: Brasileiro
  • Creator Gender: Masculino
  • Creator Death Place: Rio de Janeiro
  • Creator Birth Place: Belém
  • Date Created: 1947
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: 81,3 x 97,5 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: Museu Histórico Nacional
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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