Ox and Cowboy

Candido Portinari1958

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari

Composition in black and white. Contour lines, loose and nuances lines. Ox lying on the legs, on the right diagonal to the left and from front to back, with the head in profile to the right and tongue out. In the background, on the right, front man holding stick stretched toward the animal, as if poking it.

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  • Title: Ox and Cowboy
  • Date: 1958
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w22.9 x h21.4cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes:lassoing cattle, social:workers:cowboy, Nature:Animals:ox, human figure:man
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Stamped signature in bottom right corner "Portinari*". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 650
  • Inscription: On back of frame, inscription by Maria Portinari "DN 1124”.
  • Function: Study for the painting “Four Cowboys Lassoing Cattle” [FCO 2841]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4374