Saint Francis

Candido Portinari1944

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Predominance of draft rapid lines. Composition representing five areas defined by sinuous lines and filled by draft several groups of human figures. In the upper half, extending from the left to the right, irregular winding shape blank and base composition at the center, also square blank.

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  • Title: Saint Francis
  • Date: 1944
  • Location Created: Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w16 x h9cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Figura Humana:Grupo:Figuras
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 212
  • Notes: Support’s ogival shape accompanies the shape of the ceiling in the church’s nave.
  • Inscription: On reverse, lines possibly by the artist; authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 80” and "Nº 674”.
  • Function: Sketch, not used, for the mural painting “Saint Francis Casting Off His Clothes” [FCO 2473]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2019