Composition in blue tones (predominant), white, ochre, rose, yellow, black, gray, red and green. Rough texture, marked and thick brush strokes in white. Portrait of blonde bust of a girl against clear and blue-gray background with a few colored dots. The pictured faces with the head turned slightly to the right. Has rounded face, broken hair on the side, attached to the left and curled along the rosy cheeks. Broad forehead, eyebrows slightly shaded gray, blue-gray eyes, small nose, upturned, closed and rose thin lips, rounded chin. wears white blouse dotted with round neck and pleated blue visor circumvented by ruffles. Undefined light blue background, with loose brush strokes that blend with light hair and white dots, red, darker blue dot background.


  • Title: Portrait of Mary C. Rockefeller
  • Date: 1941
  • Physical Dimensions: w38 x h45.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: portrait:child:girl
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 1941"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3815
  • Inscription: On reverse, label "Collection Nelson A. Rockefeller ARTIST: Portinari, Candido TITLE: Portrait of Mary C. Rockefeller (three years old) 1941 MEDIUM: Oil on canvas NUMBER: 25-916”. On back of frame, adhesive tape with inscription "MASTER BED NORTH RIGHT”; label "HEYDENRYK frame. THE HOUSE OF HEYDENRYK 141 WEST 54th Street New York, 19, N.Y.”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1571

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