Composition in black and white. Entangled and sinuous lines. Woman's head wearing a hat, occupying the center of the area of ​​the composition, against white background. The figure is from the front, slightly turned to the left: it round face, delicate, wearing a hat like a cap with round flap on the front, suggesting be sold for income, sees fringe fallen crisped on the forehead, eyes defined by circle and a line on it, the nose was not represented, narrow and closed lips and rounded chin. Sees the start of clothes with collar that rises behind the neck with four ruffles, also looking up the ends of the shoulders.


  • Title: Mother of Virgília
  • Date: 1943
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w14 x h14.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:limbs:head, human figure:woman
  • Technique: India ink pen
  • Signature: Initialed at bottom right "C.P.". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1263
  • Notes: Support affixed to paper.
  • Inscription: Inscription at bottom edge of paper to which work is affixed "Mãe de Virgilia”
  • Function: Study for the drawing “Mother of Virgília” [FCO 4536]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1865

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more


Google apps