Composition in blue tones (predominant), white, gray, ochre, earthy, rose and black. Rough texture, marked and thick brush strokes in white. Portrait of blonde boy half-length, against blue background and gray areas with marked brushstrokes. The pictured faces with 3/4 head turned to the right; has a round face, chubby, blonde, short hair with smooth fringe on the forehead, brown eyes, indicated nose, closed rosy lips and rounded chin. wear shirt with round neck and long sleeves. Suspenders brown on the left, with white and thick spots. Gray and blue background with curved strokes. Might falling from the left projecting shadow area on the face on the right.


  • Title: Portrait of Michael 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:boy
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 1941"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3814
  • Inscription: On reverse, torn label "Collection Nelson A. Rockefeller Artist: Portinari, Candido Title: Portrait of Michael Rockefeller, 19 [illegible] Medium: Oil on Canvas Number: 25-134”. On back of frame, adhesive tape with inscription "MASTER BED NORTH-LEFT”; labels "HENRY HEYDENRYK Fine Frames 65 West 56th Street New York, N.Y.” and "Collection Nelson A. Rockefeller ARTIST: PORTINARI, CA[NDIDO]” [covered].
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1573

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