Slave Ship

Candido Portinari1950

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in red ochre, black, white and blue. Contour lines. Ship seen from above, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition. On deck, on the right, two human figures face to face, that stand out among other figures - group or spread - ladder, rope and other equipment not set. In the center of the vessel, the mainmast where out a candle which you see only part to be cut by the upper limit of support.

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  • Title: Slave Ship
  • Date: 1950
  • Physical Dimensions: w23.5 x h30.3cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: historical themes:historical scenes:slave ship, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: sanguine, color crayon, lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 701
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 288” and "Nº 610”.
  • Function: Sketch for the painting “Slave Ship” [FCO 1502]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2861