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Nhonhô

Candido Portinari1943

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Contour lines and winding. Boy head occupying almost the entire support area against white background. The figure is nearly edge-on to the left, has the oval face, straight hair a bit disheveled, broad forehead, thin and straight eyebrows, dark eyes turned to the left, small, upturned nose, thin lips and closed, long chin, straight and suggest having short neck. We see the beginning of the clothing that wears closed-collar.

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  • Title: Nhonhô
  • Date: 1943
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w23 x h29cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:child:boy, human figure:limbs:head
  • Technique: India ink pen
  • Signature: Initialed at bottom right "C.P.". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1273
  • Notes: Support affixed to paper.
  • Inscription: Inscription at bottom edge of paper to which work is affixed "Nhonhô”
  • Function: Study for the drawing “Nhonhô” [FCO 4556]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1903

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