Composition in dark shades of gray (predominant), black, earthy, green and red ochre and white tones. Smooth texture. Bust of a man portrait occupying almost the entire support area, against dark background. The portrayed faces, slightly off to the right. Has rectangular face, pronounced bald that is intertwined with the forehead is smooth, straight eyebrows, thick, almond-shaped eyes back facing forward, long nubian nose, thin lips and straight, closed and square jaw. It wears gray suit scratching of chalk, with white shirt and black tie with red stripes on the diagonal, with pearl stuck in the middle. The background is very dark gray tone that makes the pictured face is well highlighted.


  • Title: Portrait of Baron Thomaz Saavedra
  • Date: 1957
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w59.5 x h73cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: portrait:man, human figure:man
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom left corner "PORTINARI 957"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1707
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4105

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