Composition in black tones, white, blue, ochre-red and gray. Contour lines, overlapping lines, shaded and deleted. Kneeling woman hugging a girl standing, occupying almost the entire height of the composition. The figure on the left appears to be a girl, standing almost 3/4 toward the on the right, with curly and long hair, facial features indicating despair. It's on the right arm clasping the mother's waist and his on the left hand on her mother's neck. wears sort of white tunic and is bare foot on the right. On the right, kneeling female figure in profile to the left, black hair tied in a bun, suggested facial features, on the left arm bent, holding the shoulder of the girl and on the right hand on the waist of the same. wear white robe with drape defined by gray areas which appear erased areas. Is barefoot, the foot on the fingers on the floor and filled with numerous lines in ochre-red. Blue square area skirting the figures.


  • Title: Mother and Daughter
  • Creator Lifespan: 1903-12-29 - 1962-12-06
  • Creator Nationality: Brazilian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Creator Birth Place: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Date: 1955-05
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w28.5 x h39.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, human figure:child:girl, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , crayon, sanguine, wax crayon
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right edge "Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3044
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription in bottom left corner "guerra V 55”. Inscription on back of frame "Estudo para ‘guerra’ O.N.U.”. On back of frame, inscription by Maria Portinari "Mãe e filho 76 1/2 x 51”.. On back of frame, inscriptions "Nº 2” and "80 mil”; printed inscription "Bainbraid Board Trate Number 80 22 x 30 or 30 x 40 single or Double Tichk Charles T. Bainbraindge sons’ Brooklyn N.4.”; stamp "Paris Expositions Douanes”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3602

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