Composition in gray, lilac, rose, blue, ochre, earthy, white and red. Smooth texture. Portrait of man half-length, sitting against roseish gray background. The pictured 3/4 is facing left, with hands together resting on the right leg. It has long thin face, dark hairstyles on the left hair, broad forehead, almond-shaped eyes turned to the right, seen through round glasses of transparent lenses and thin rim; red nose straight, well-designed rose lips and chin too straight. Wears blue-gray suit, white shirt and blue tie with diagonal stripes in red. Background in shades of gray and violet.


  • Title: Portrait of Dr. Antônio Ferreira dos Santos
  • Date: 1927
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w73 x h101cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: portrait:man
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed in bottom right corner "C.PORTINARI". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2619
  • Inscription: On stretcher, inscriptions "Evandro Carneiro”, "Dora Pereira”, "NF 0267” and "6670”; label from Artefact framing house.
  • Function: "This work was awarded the Great Silver Medal at the XXXIV Exposição Geral de Belas Artes at the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes / ENBA in 1927."
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-96

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