Rabbi and Child

Candido Portinari1956-07

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Quick strokes, contour lines, parallel and intersecting, grisados. Old representation with child in front of the building facade with two balconies. Man standing, facing, has hat on his head, black eyes small and round, suggested nose, mustache and beard. Wears long sleeve jacket, is bent on the right arm and leaning against the stomach while the on the left hand holds girl hand that is on the right. Girl is standing in front, with slightly turned to the left face. It seems to have hair combed into two braids falling side. It has great face, straight eyebrows, large round eyes, nose and mouth only indicated. wear short dress with V-neck and has legs apart and that the on the left forward slightly ahead. Rear on the right, facade suggestion with two tall counters, on the left, circle or sun.

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  • Title: Rabbi and Child
  • Date: 1956-07
  • Physical Dimensions: w14 x h23.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:child:girl, human figure:man
  • Technique: fountain pen
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "Jerusale[m] VII 956 Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1703
  • Inscription: Inscription at bottom right edge "JERUSALEM VII- 56”
  • Function: Study for the painting “Rabbi and Girl” [FCO 4395]. Israel Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3946