Composition in black and gray. Contour lines and shading. It depicts three men preparing burial in the network and wife with two girls crying. In the foreground on the left body on the ground on the left diagonal to on the right, front to the back, being wrapped by two men, a kind of cloth. A little further back, another front man walking holding hands in a long wooden beam almost vertically. Further to the left, ox lying on the diagonal on the right to on the left, front to the back. On the right, a woman standing with her back, with long dark hair, wearing kind of straight and barefoot robe, with arms folded over his face. To his on the right, girl in profile to the left with on the left arm around the woman's waist. More to the left, a girl also back, with long hair and wearing long gown, with arms stretched upward. On the right, a little more in front of the woman, a hoe.

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  • Title: Preparing Burial in Hammock
  • Date: 1958
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w48.5 x h34cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:death, social:Northeastern migrant, Nature:Animals:ox, human figure:child:girl, human figure:group, human figure:man, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , crayon
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1878
  • Notes: Support affixed to yellow Bristol board.
  • Inscription: On back of frame, label "Preparando enterro na rede nº 11”; inscription "BR 524”.
  • Function: Study for the painting “Preparing Burial in Hammock” [FCO 3748]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4344