Candido Portinari1943

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Contour lines. Boy head from the front, facing three quarters to the left, against plain background. The boy has long face, curly hair with bangs, thin eyebrows, almond-shaped eyes, thin nose, closed minora, set on the left ear, rounded chin, long neck. Sees early high shirt collar. Plain background.

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  • Title: Nhonhô
  • Date: 1943
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w19 x h26.5cm 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: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 943"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4556
  • Inscription: Inscription affixed in middle of bottom half "Nhonhô”
  • Function: Illustration no. 56 for the book “Memorias posthumas de Braz Cubas,” by Machado de Assis
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1905