Composition in black and white. Parallel lines, contour and some shaded. Portrait of the Artist's Father, already old, occupying the center of the composition. The portrayed is in profile to the right, has short hair, high forehead wrinkles with inputs and horizontally; eyebrow suggested as the eye; hooked nose, thin and closed lips, prominent chin; wrinkles mark the entire face. Sees the start of the shirt, tie and jacket.


  • Title: Portrait of Baptista Portinari
  • Date: 1957-01-07
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w13 x h16cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: portrait:the artist's family:father, human figure:man
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left "Portinari Brodowski 7 jan, 1957"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 432
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 260” and "Nº 592”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4090

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