Composition in tones earthy, ochre, black and red. Thick texture. Representation of half-bust of St. Francis of Assisi, slightly turned to the left against dark background. He has a long face gaunt, dark hair combed in the face direction, with the top of the head in lighter shade, looking to wear skullcap. Eyes, nose and mouth represented expressively, with open mouth; suggested eyebrows and black lines on his face, as if almost apparent beard and represented the on the left ear. It has long neck and wear clothes in earthy tone-neck "V". Dark plain background, which blends with the tone of clothing.


  • Title: Saint Francis of Assisi
  • Date: 1943
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w46.5 x h55.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: religious:Saints:Saint Francis of Assisi, human figure:man
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed in bottom left corner "PORTINARI". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5230
  • Inscription: On reverse, label "CANDIDO PORTINARI São Francisco de Assis Óleo s/tela 54cms x 46cms 1943 Col. Assis Chateaubriand”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1763

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